Phillip Barron posts “Four principles of using digital tools to assist humanities research” on nicomachus.net. His whole post is of interest but I particularly liked his closing paragraph.
Much of scholarship is hard work and deliberation. But some of it is serendipity, which is related to how open you are to finding new ideas in your work or how open you are to seeing it from a new perspective. By becoming stronger at searching, you enhance your ability to find information that you wouldn’t find if you looked just on your own, whether you’re looking for information on the Internet, in an archive, or within your own notes.