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).
If you don’t know much about the topics you're considering, try searching Credo Reference and using their mind mapping tool or search a general encyclopedia.
Looking for articles in general or subject-specific databases can give you an idea of the ways scholars are thinking and writing about your topic. You can find subject-specific database suggestions on our research guides.
If you need research help or have a question about the library during normal business hours, try chatting with a Research Librarian (general questions, research questions, library resources) or with the College Archivist (campus and local history, special collections, etc.)