"Log in and spend a few minutes exploring the resources available - I didn't discover them until 3 months into studies and I don't know how I did any work without them!"
- HYMS student
All good searches start with a good research question: One, which can be answered. Going through box 2-6 may lead you to change it.
It's important to conduct your search in the right places. The Finding Resources page lists relevant databases for HYMS. For the resources on that page, clicking "?" gives more information about a database, while "i" will link to a two-page pdf help-guide on how to use it.
Now it's time to put your plans into practice. Have a look at this tutorial to see if you can tell a good search from a bad one. See the tutorials on Search Techniques including using AND, OR and NOT, Truncation and Wildcards and Proximity operators. Have a go inputting your search into a relevant resource on our Finding Ressources page.
Hopefully your search has produced some results, but are they any good? You'll have to evaluate the qualities of what you've retrieved.
If you don't like the look of your results, maybe you need to look again at how you broke down your research question.
Even if you're happy with your results, remember that people are constantly adding to the literature, so your search results may grow over time. Set up alerts to be informed of new results matching your terms.