Before searching in a database or using a searching, engine, use one of the three methods listed below to identify your search needs and identify words to use when you search. The four most common methods are the KHWL, 5-W, TAPP, and TARP methods. Use the box below to learn more about each method.
You can choose one of these methods or others. It is essential to do answer these questions. As you go through this exercise, note/list your important words somewhere--you're likely to revisit them later.