out Descriptive Words and Phrases
Problem: Identify What You Know and Pick your Terms
the who, what, where, when and how? Identify terms of art, potential
subject headings and sub-headings, cites to any law, and terms describing
distinguishing facts or legal issues which may prove critical to solving
legal issues. After identifying these terms, think of synonyms.
Beware of acronyms and "red herrings" (i.e., any time you chose to include
a term as part of your search there is the danger that you may exclude
certain relevant documents).