1. Onderzoeksvraag2. Zoektermen – 3. Informatiebronnen – 4. Zoeken – 5. Selecteren van informatie – 6. Verwerken van bronnen

Simple or advanced searching
Searching techniques
Searching methods
Improve search results
Finding full text


You have finalized your search questions and search terms and you have chosen your information sources. Now you can really start searching. In this step you will learn several techniques to search more effectively:

  • Combine & exclude
  • Exact phrase
  • Truncate
  • Masking with Wildcards
  • Using Keywords

And you will learn search methods like:

  • Snowballing
  • Citation seeking
  • Elaborating and minimizing
  • Pearl growing

Finally, you get some tips on how to improve your search results. What can you do if you have too few good results? What can you do if you have too many results?

Take a good look at the different possibilities before you start searching. The search options determine the way you search.