Sometimes the hardest part of starting your research is choosing a topic, especially if the topic is not assigned. However with just a few preliminary words-of-advice, you will be in good start-up mode.
A successful research paper begins with planning. Before you even begin researching your paper, you should do two things:
Choose a manageable topic about a subject you are interested in, and
Determine the type of information about your topic that you need or would like to find.
In this module, you will learn a few techniques to help you find and define topics for your research, and some basic search strategy.