General or Multi-Subject databases are helpful early on as you begin to search for articles. Be sure to also search subject-specific databases for articles that will contain research that is more specialized.
Start out using just one or two keywords, and hope for a large number of results to work within. Then, add keywords as needed for more specific results.This is called a "broad-to-narrow" search strategy.
Let's try the steps below in Academic Search Ultimate.
STEP ONE: Uzbekistan= 12,000+ results
STEP TWO: Add healthcare = 165 results
STEP THREE: After the keyword healthcare, add OR health services, and your results increase by 30 articles!
STEP FOUR: Now, use the checkbox on the left side of the screen to Limit To scholarly journals = 168 results
STEP FIVE: Finally, think about the currency of the articles you seek. Healthcare issues tend to change often, so articles from the last ten years should do the trick.
STEP SIX: Browse! You should have 129 articles left! Now, you can start to browse through and find a good fit.
STEP SEVEN: Also search subject-specific databases for more options. For example, a topic concerned with "healthcare" could be searched in health or medicine databases.
Other multi-subject databases to explore include: