To begin to research, you need a list of search terms. Here are three ways to come up with search terms:
- Brainstorm by jotting down as many synonyms and related words as you can because different resources use different terminology to refer to the same topic. For example, "children" could be listed under "infants," "minors," or "parent and child."
- Use a dictionary, especially a legal dictionary (see Secondary Sources).
- Ask a librarian or other person familiar with the topic for suggestions.