Begin by clearly mapping out the concepts you want to research. This will help you identify the key terms and concepts you should use when searching electronic databases and print research resources.
Clarify your understanding of the topic by asking yourself the following questions:
Scholarly vs. Popular Publications
Web vs. Library Resources
University Press vs. Regular Publishers
Critically analyze information sources to evaluate the authority and quality of the books and articles you located. If you have found too many or too few sources, you may need to narrow or broaden your topic. Check with a librarian or your instructor.