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Formulate an Effective Search Strategy: Tutorial

Tips and techniques on how to plan and develop an effective search strategy

This tutorial makes use of videos and live database screens and you will have to log in before you can do the practical exercise or watch the video:

  • Practical exercises:
    Log in to the database with your student number / staff username and your myUnisa / network password.

  • Videos:
    Log in to Microsoft Office 365 with your student number /  staff username and your
    myUnisa / network password.

Tutorial: Plan and Develop an Effective Search Strategy

After completing this tutorial you will be able to formulate an effective database search strategy that will assist you to:

  • know how to search for information in the right way
  • ensure that you find relevant information
  • exclude irrelevant information


The following tutorials on search tools and techniques will enable you to limit or expand your search and make your search more focused.

Use the on the library guide to print the pages that you require. Scroll to the bottom of the specific page that you want to print and click on the  button.