Evolving your information into an article.
Using the above questions, we can then springboard the research process into areas to search:
“organic farming restrictions” for “insecticide and pesticides use”
“organic farming qualifications”
“pesticide use in farming history”
“wheat harvesting + pesticides”
You will find as your knowledge builds, you will find relator terms, and the knowledge will naturally expand.
If you are searching within a database, such as EBSCOhost, you will see drop down related searches while you are typing, that can spark your information journey.
“organic farming vs. traditional farming”
“organic farming challenges”
“organic farming techniques”
We then learn from the return of the articles that there are many types of farms that apply the term organic; poultry, livestock, cotton fiber, foods, agriculture, etc. Reviewing over the articles that are returned from the search helps to recognize and build the information, which assists us to define our search and ask more questions.
“organic agricultural farming challenges”
Even if you don’t find the right article yet—don’t give up hope—it may just mean you need to modify your search terms. If you have zero returns on your search, you might be looking down too narrow a topic in the wrong place.
Review any similar article that may be near the topic of your interest—then peruse the Subject Term and Author Supplied Keywords listings. These are library applied subjects that link to other subject and articles related.
In this instance the following term was found:
“Organic farming—Environmental aspects—research”
You might also want to rephrase your perspective for opposition?