In order to find relevant articles, you must identify all important aspects (concepts) of your information need(s). Here are some examples of questions to help you achieve this outcome:
Which main aspects should be necessarily covered by the articles you are looking for (what should a relevant article address)?
What is the topic of your search?
What is the studied object, individual, organization, or group?
What is the research method used?
What are you working on? What interests you? (winter maintenance)
In the case of...? (road networks)
With the help of (which method, analysis, process)? (optimization models and methods)
Your answers to these questions must be short (single word or expression). If the topic of your search includes an original aspect, this should be reflected in your answers.
Connect the concepts with the "AND" operator
Generally, a subject can be represented using three concepts, yet this is not always possible. These concepts must describe and cover your information need.
To meetthe information need Optimization of the winter maintenance activities of road networks, the articles retrieved by executing the search strategy shouldnecessarilyaddress the followingthree aspects: