Every research topic is unique and so is every search.

A search on one topic may overwhelm you with information, while it may be hard to find any information at all on another. The existence and availability of good quality information will always affect the number and type of results you find.

But the way you search, and how you choose to limit or expand that search, can have an equally important impact on the number and quality of results you find.

If your searches are returning too many results, check below for ideas on how to Limit your search. If you are finding too few results, look for ways to Expand your search.