Peabody Library Research Channel: Refine Research Question

Search Strategy Worksheet

Getting Started With Your Search

Once you have a topic or research question, you will want to break it down to its most basic elements to find keywords and create a search with them. Watch the following video to see how to go from a research question to an effective search using keywords.

Plan Your Research

Concept mapping, or mind mapping, is a great way to plan your research! Use it to brainstorm keywords and to keep track of the places you've tried or want to search. The links below are to mind mapping tools: