A metaphor for using Multi-Strategy search...Weave together a basket of strategies to capture all the research studies.
Every library discovery tool has limitations in language, inclusion, database construction, and search engine functionality. It is difficult to feel confident that you have accurately identified all the academic conversation around a focused topic when you have only used a single search approach.
Using multiple search strategies is like weaving a basket.
Asking your question in several places, in multiple ways, allows you to weave together a tight net of citations without holes.
|Examples of When to Use|
When the topic is focused and the scope is comprehensive... it is appropriate to use the Multi-Strategy search model
|Using the Model|
Although the Strategies below are numbered, they are not intended to be done in order. You might enter the search with any strategy that makes sense.