1. Identify the concepts and their synonyms in your topic/problem.
2. Build your search statement using boolean operators (AND, OR , and NOT), and wildcards and truncations. Connect your concepts with "AND", and connect the synonyms of each concept with "OR".
3. Do the initial search and examine the results.
4.Go back and modify your initial search and possibly repeat the re-search process.
5. Save or export the articles you have found for your topic.