Tip #1: Think of a topic that interests you.
You will be spending a lot of time working on your research, so it is helpful to have a topic you really are interested in pursuing.
Tip #2: Search like a detective!
If you are doing a research project on a very specific topic, you may not find a lot of journal articles on the exact topic. That doesn’t mean there is no useful information out there. Think a little more creatively about what you need and how to find it.
Tip #3: Doing research can, and should, take time.
Spending time finding good resources will save you time later on!
Tip #4: Don't give up! If you do not find what you want, try again.
It is important to use synonyms or related words when you search by keyword. Don't get stuck on a phrase when there maybe other ways to describe the concept.