How do you know what research you need to do?
This is a very basic question that is NORMAL to struggle with. Here are a few tips.
When you go to the store, you probably don't write down the brand names of the items you want. Starting general gives you more options!
In this case, make a list of the TYPE of things you need and want to find in your research. To learn more about specific types of sources, look at this tab.
Here's a generic example. It doesn't need to be formal, or look exactly like this! It's just for you.
When your list is done, decide which things to seek first. In this case, I would start with the encyclopedia article. Why? Because it will give you a solid foundation of factual information to start with. After that, you can look for more opinion-based sources.
Keep a running list of keywords and important vocabulary as you read and search.
This could include:
This may seem obvious or unnecessary. But keeping a written list helps a lot! When you start searching, you will have a ton of options to play with.