1. Brainstorm keywords and synonyms. Examples...
2. Use AND to focus your search on a smaller result set. Examples...
3. Use OR to link synonyms and gain a larger result set. Examples...
4. Put quotations around your terms for exact searches
Example: "early childhood education"
"child care services"
Who? What? Where? When?
Why? How? So What?
What is the definition?
What other words could be used to research this topic?
What are some causes ?
What are some results or consequences ?
What larger social or political issues are related to this topic?