Use these strategies to improve your search:

1. Limits: To focus your search, utilize database features that allow you to specify criteria such as date, language and publication type, e.g. peer reviewed journals

2. Sort Order: Note how your search results are organized – many databases sort by date (most recent articles appear first) rather than relevance

3. Subject Terms: Pay attention to the subject terms (the vocabulary used by the discourse community) because they can lead to other relevant articles on your topic

4. Get an Article: If the full article is not available, use UCD-eLinks

5. Not Satisfied? If you are not finding relevant results about your topic, try different combinations of search terms, or select another database to search