Use search results from your background research for more keyword ideas. Looking at a title's subject headings can also help produce related terms.
CREATE A RESEARCH QUESTION
Come up with a tentative question you want to answer in your project.
Creating a research question will take your refined topic and turn it into a question your assignment will attempt to answer. Examples of research questions include:
This will help keep you focused as you begin searching for information
DEVELOP A SEARCH STRATEGY
Select your resources and develop your keywords
The search terms or keywords you use to search are what determine the results you get. Here's a good exercise to help you generate keywords: