The purpose of quick search is to find a direct answer to a question or just a few documents related to the topic. A quick search is appropriate when trying to find:
Before you start searching for information, take time to consider what the concepts related to the topic are: eg. mobile devices
For search terms, you can use the terminology found in
A successful information search is based on good planning. You can choose between two different approaches:
In more extensive research, for example writing a thesis, quick search is only partly suitable. When you have chosen the research topic, make a systematic review of the previous publications related to the topic, both printed and electronic, and of on-going research projects.
This requires persistent work. You need an extensive knowledge of information searching techniques, methods and possibilities: