If you’re interested in your topic, chances are that others will be, too. Plus researching will be a lot more fun!
Reference sources are a great place to begin your research. They provide:
Dictionaries and encyclopedias provide general information about a variety of subjects. They also include definitions aha may help you break down and better understand your topic. They are generally not cited, since they mainly give and overview of a topic.
After choosing an topic and gather in background information, add focus with a research question.
After you’ve come up with a question, consider the path that your answer might take.
This page's content was adapted from: George Mason University Writing Center. (2008). How to write a research question. Retrieved from http://writingcenter.gmu.edu/?p=307