Choosing a topic might be easy, but narrowing a topic down to find resources for your project can be a lot harder. Use these databases to explore broad topic ideas, and to see what people are thinking and saying. Test and experiment with keyword searches (using recommended databases) to generate more specific or targeted keywords that can be used to narrow your search.
To narrow your topic, answer the following questions about your research:
The answers to these questions will give you search terms that you can use when searching in our resources like Academic Search Elite database. Keywords are critical to successful searching and obtaining valid results. But like most things, practice makes perfect. Use your keywords to find other, related words. Keep building your search until you've found the best results for your topic. Also try multiple databases, since results will differ.