There are lots of different ways to start research.
One place is with General Resources.
These are encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and other reference sources that give an overview or broad picture of your topic. You should consider starting your research process with General Sources if:
Choose one of the electronic reference databases above. Do a search for a topic like
. Complete the attached worksheet, answering the questions based on your results.
The Library has several book series:
which are also good for beginning some research as well as exploring a range of possibilities for research questions and argument theses. I've linked to examples for the book series, but you can search for your topic in the catalog as well. Just add the series name in the search box with your topic.If there is a book the catalog will find it.