All research begins with a question. It is important to spend some time thinking about your question. Try to get general information about your topic to help you.
Ideas to keep in mind:
- What do I want to find out?
- What do I already know?
- Has someone else researched this topic already?
- Am I asking a "good" question?
- Do I care about what I am researching?
If you are "stumped" the following websites might help. It's also a great idea to talk to your school media specialist. He/she is an expert in understanding the research process.
The Internet Public Library
Find information on a variety of topics or use it to get ideas for further research.
Another site designed by librarians that can help you find background information or ideas for research.