Research is a process and requires a plan. Let's get started!
But first, make sure to read your syllabus and the assignment prompt carefully so that you understand:
If you're not sure how much time to devote to the different pieces of your research, try using an assignment calculator (such as this one from the University of Minnesota).
Tip: Do some background reading before making a decision!
If you don’t know much about the topic that you're considering, try searching Credo Reference and using their mind mapping tool.
A research question is the question around which you center your research. It should be:
Introductory texts on all manner of subjects. Here is but a sampling!