Step 1: Start your search process by brainstorming a list of keywords that describe the main concepts of your topic or question.
Step 2: Use these keywords for your initial searches.
Step 3: Use the Subject Heading links in the Library Catalog record to refine your search.
The following are resources we've developed in for workshops the Divinity Library has led in conjunction with the Divinity School Writing Tutor. These guides are designed to be a quick way to get started with your research, and please reach out to me if you have any questions either about the following, or about getting your research started.
from Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research (Ohio State)