Known authors or researchers in the field. Record full name, including middle initial. Search by the author in additional databases.
Keep a list of index terms (subject headings) used in controlled vocabulary databases: CINAHL, PubMed, and PsycINFO. While these may be different between the databases, they may also be very similar. And they can be used as keywords, too.
Some articles give a list of keywords suggested by the author. Keep a list of these.
Keep track of keywords you've used and found useful. Keywords can be used in Google Scholar searches, QuickSearch (on the library home page), and in other library databases.
Use RefWorks to keep track of potential articles.
When you find a great article in one database
This works best with older articles ... since it is looking for more recent publication.
3.Use the article to find similar articles in other databases: