Research always starts with a question, but the success of your research also depends on how you formulate that question. If your topic is too broad or too narrow, you may have trouble finding information when you search. When developing your question/topic, consider the following:
When first beginning a literature search, you must decide:
What kind of information you are looking for?
What aspects of your topic are you interested in?
How much information are you looking for?
While this short video (3 minutes) from The University of British Columbia Library is not specific to nursing, it does offer helpful advise for broadening or narrowing a topic: