Explore recommended databases (see the box below) to choose a topic and read about it, so you can refine it and get instructor's approval.
Create a list of keywords and other information to use when you search.
Some databases include a "Citation Tool" that helps you cite their sources. If you use it, be careful: remember to not COPY+PASTE, but instead COPY+PASTE+CORRECT.
The following databases are great for exploring topics:
This "all-in-one search" includes books, ebooks, videos, articles & more:
To search for scholarly sources that are "peer-reviewed" in databases such as "Academic Search Complete" (EBSCO), make sure to click the button with that option on the search page, as shown here: