D for Documentation of the Search


If you document your search, it will save you time because you will remember what you did. Your search will be transparent and reproducible later.

How To

Use a spreadsheet or document to keep track of all your searches. Document things like:

  • Databases searched
  • Limits applied, such as language or date range
  • Keyword terms and controlled vocabulary terms used
  • Number of results

Citation Management

You may also wish to keep track of your sources identified with a citation manager.