A search strategy describes how you have approached searching a database to find literature on your topic and will often mention the following:
Your lecturers will often want to either see a search strategy or a written explanation on how you have searched a database and the number of results you got.
* Please note: subject headings are not necessary for all subjects or topics. If you are unsure about whether or not to include these, please speak with your lecturer.
The below is a guide to illustrate one way a search strategy may be presented within an assignment. You should always check with your lecturer and consult your assignment brief for specific guidance on this.