We all know the basics of research, but I thought the resources below could offer some quick insights to get you on track on working on your topics.
Here is a worksheet I've used at the beginning of a project to get my ideas down and start thinking about other directions to turn. Feel free to make a copy and type your own terms and ideas in.
Video - The Research Process (3:31)
Choosing a Topic (tutorial)
Background Research Tips (tutorial) -- as a follow-up, see our Reference/Background page for sources to use for background information (Wikipedia is great, but these might offer additional information, including useful statistics, that can help shape the direction you work toward.
Video - How to Narrow Your Topic (3:34)
If you have questions on narrowing your topic, or where to look next, please contact me using the options above and I'll be happy to make some suggestions.