Research is a process. First, become familiar with your topic. Background and overview information can be found in your textbook as well as some of the databases in the library. Understand the landscape of concepts and key terms that surround a topic, much like a map with these concepts and terms guiding you to the place you are trying to find. This will help you develop a context for your topic as well as get to know the specialized terms used by experts.
As you select and develop your topic with keywords, concepts and related terminology, you will be narrowing the scope of your research.
See the components of a search result and an explanation of what the results mean.