One really important research skill is to be able to change your research question into keywords. The video below gives you a visual demonstration of how a student breaks down a question into its most essential keywords and then finds synonyms for those keywords.
After you have chosen your essential keywords, you also want to make sure you are using the right amount when researching. Too many or too few words can really impact your results. The video below gives a humorous explanation of how many keywords you should use, and why.