Once you've established your research question, start a list of keywords relating to the main concepts. You can add to this list over time,to include:
- broader terms
- narrower terms
- important individuals, dates, locations
You should also consider what types of materials you need to find: scholarly articles or books? popular press materials? existing fieldwork notes?
As you progress in your research, feel free to contact me directly with questions -- if you run into a roadblock, can't track down a particular item, or need other assistance. Students can schedule a research consultation by emailing me.