Do you have a research task you have no idea how to complete? Don’t become upset if your searches are not too effective yet. We have tested approaches that all surely help you with completing your task well, very well.
1. Clarity Comes First
Before starting any searches, you need to clarify the exact request you have. What kind of result do you want to get? This will be a starting point in your searches. For instance, realizing that you "need somebody to write my essay" is good. But, also shortlist basic features of that task, for example, expository, urgent, complex, etc.
2. Review the Resources of Your School
Sounds easy, isn’t it? That is a more than simple thing many students neglect. Don’t do that – the answers may be much closer in your smartphone than you think.
3. Identify All Unique Words and Experiment with Search Requests
You need to identify the core features of a topic you want to research. Shortlisting those will help you a lot. While composing your request, see what kind of results you see there.
4. Use Specific Phrases
Shorten your request to a word combination that interests you most of all. If you need the exact combination, use it.
5. Use Google Scholar
This is an index for certain publications. It will help you avoid dozens of irrelevant resources and links that may occasionally appear during your searches.
6. Learn How Does Search Engines Work
Yes, they have specific rules and filters. If you only look through and remember some of them, you may easily get the desired results.
7. Don’t Neglect Wikipedia
This is a trustworthy resource that has the standard of its operation. Surely, we don't encourage you to use only this one. But, it can present you directions for further, deeper research.
8. Be Open to Interdisciplinary Researches
What are related new aspects of searching that can be opened for you? Don’t reject researching those matters that may be somehow related to the subject of your current research – for fresh views and ideas.
9. Use Google Books
Even some reviewed pages of Google Books can inspire you for more advanced searches and good thoughts. Don’t neglect using Google Books if you see something relevant for you there.
10. Set Your Own Time Limit for Searches
We know that it is easy to get stuck in resources with lots of useful information. But, we also suggest you set a time limit for looking through one page; let's say 10-15 minutes only. That will work if you move forward from one page to the other.
11. Make Notes While Researching
You may review dozens of articles and materials. If you want to make your searches more productive, make notes with the best ideas you have identified. The better option is to create a separate file and insert there various links with resources you liked.
12. Use More Than One Search Engines and VPN Also
Yes, different search engines may produce different search results. Make the range of options wider. Using VPN services, especially those that are located in English-speaking countries, may also help you dramatically.
We hope this simple but effective advice will help you research more accurate and good results while using a smartphone only.