Planning the search (search strategy)…
Only by developing a search strategy will you be able to search efficiently and effectively. Thebroad steps of a search strategy are:
Define the topic and the sort of information you require. Clarify any concepts or definitions in the topic asnecessary. Decide whether the sort of information you require is likely to be found on the Internet, or elsewhere.
Identify the key concepts, which will be used as search terms.
For each of the key concepts, list any synonyms or alternative expressions. These can be used to widen thesearch. For this topic, internet sites that refer to "global warming" or the "greenhouse effect", rather than "climatechange" might also be relevant, but would be overlooked by just searching on "climate change". Enter these termsin Google Advanced Search.
After conducting an initial search evaluate the results for relevance and quality. If necessary, modify the originalsearch and evaluate the new results. You may need to repeat this last step a number of times until you are satisfiedwith the results obtained.
So Comes The Need & Use Of Search Operators…