What You Need to Know:
Books are still great places to use when getting to know a topic. Every book is a potential source of terms and authors names that you can use to search even further.
Brainstorming With a Little Help
The first step in conducting research is choosing a topic. Your instructor may assign a topic, or you may be able to select your own.
Of course, none of us start a project knowing everything there is to know.
e that interests you -- after all, you'll have to spend the time researching and writing about it, so it might as well be something you like!
Focusing Your Topic
Just like Goldilocks (of breaking & entering fame) had to try out things before she found ones that were "just right," so too will you.
Research can be the same way. You've picked a topic, but sometimes you need to narrow or expand your focus. If a topic is too broad, you will get too much information (too big). If it is too narrow, you wont find enough (too small). There's a little trial and error to find exactly what you need (just right).
Questions to Ask While Brainstorming