Research is easier if you take it a step at a time.
Look for topic ideas in these databases. Remember to choose a topic that is not too broad or too narrow.
Depending on your topic, you will find your most valuable information in books, periodicals,or a combination of these sources.
The video below is from University of Hawaii, West O'ahu and has some great help for smart searches (5:02).
This Flinders University video expands your search abilities by teaching you different ways to search using Truncation, Wildcards and Phrase searching (1:22)
Watch this introduction video to the Kirtland Catalog (4:42)
Responsible and ethical use of the ideas of others is a requirement of good research.