Before you begin searching for articles in the databases, it is ideal to have some idea what you are hoping to find. This is aided significantly by a clear research question, from which you can derive key search terms. You can also anticipate what types of sources are more likely to contain certain types of information and perspectives. Is the type of information you need more likely to be written by an academic (in peer-reviewed journals), a journalist (in a popular newspaper or magazine), or an industry expert (in a trade publication)? All of these resources are available through the listed databases.