Take some time to make sure that you understand your assignment question.
It can be helpful to highlight the keywords in the question and to think about the wider concepts that are relevant to the topic. These keywords and concepts will help you search for information.
For example, your essay question may be:
|Keywords||Realist||Liberal||War and peace|
|Alternatives||Political realism||Liberalism||Causes of war or Causes of peace|
And by combining your keywords you will increase the relevance of your search results.
Example; realist AND Liberalism AND causes of war.
Use the Advanced search function in MultiSearch and it will look like this
Do you need current information, a historical overview or a combination of both?
What type of sources?
You might think differently about your topic once you start researching it. This is normal. Just redefine your topic as you go and adjust your search strategies.