Most searching is done by a combination of keyword or subject searching. Another search method is author searching.
If you are aware of a prominent researcher/author working in the area covered by your literature review, it may be a good idea to do an author search in some databases to help identify all of the articles they have published.
Different journals may differ in the way they customarily display author names. This means you may need to try several ways of entering an author's name to uncover all of their published work. For example:
Smith, J A
Smith, John A
Smith, John Anthony and so on.
Further to this, databases may vary in the way they read punctuation in searches. If conducting a keyword search for an author name, some databases may need you to enter surname comma firstname, while others might need firstname surname.