Discuss your topic with your supervisor for their starting points.
Look at any information already found as it may lead to further material.
Decide how comprehensive the search will be. Everything on your subject? - Go through each of the sections in How To Find Out guide. Or can you exclude some sections and types of material?
Look through guide and decide which are best sources for you.
General sources are normally listed first. Always read explanations
Think about your search profile - the keywords, related terms, etc.
Keep systematic records , follow the advice in: Taking References
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