I'm curious what strategies people use when conducting a literature review, especially in a subfield they are not already familiar with. My personal preference is as follows: Do blind key-work searches (or ask someone) until I have some clue what extremely specific term I need to search to find anything, and then click around until I find a paper that seems seminal(ish) in terms of citation count. Then, follow the cites from that paper forward until I've hit a critical mass of maybe 5-10 papers that are at least somewhat related. At this point, however, I ditch google scholar and instead start going by author- for each of those papers, I look up that specific author to find other related work, and in particular, pay attention to co-authors. In each paper, I check the citations in the lit review and and search those papers/authors. This process eventually winds down at some point when you don't find any new authors.
However, I have no idea if this is the *right* way to do a lit review. What strategies do you use when doing a lit review? Is there any software or site you find particularly handy?