Finding literature on a specific topic

People sitting and studying in the WU Central Library.

When you’re diving into a literature search on a particular subject, it’s important to remember that it takes time and a bit of creativity. To get started, invest some time to get to know your topic and the related terms you might use in your search. Once you’ve done that, you can decide which tool is best for your search, whether it’s the WU catalog, the internet, or something else.

In this section, we’ll share some useful tips and tricks for making the most of databases, catalogs, or search engines. These strategies will help you quickly find the right literature for your topic. And if you prefer a video tutorial, you can find explanations of the topics in this chapter here.