As a laboratory researcher, you are fully aware that all research follows definable steps from beginning to end. Literature research is also based on the "scientific method":
Throughout the process, you must manage your search process and its results.
1) Manage Your Results
2) Choose Keywords to Form the Search Question
3) Select & Search a Database
4) Construct & Run the Search Query
5) Evaluate Your Search
6) Report Your Results
For a very general overview of the literature search process, please check out our online learning module, Finding Health Information.