Step 1) Choosing a topic
Too broad or too narrow?
First you'll need to find a topic for your research. Topics that are too broad or too narrow make it difficult to find information.
An example of a topic that is too broad might be "careers." If you're doing research on "careers," then it might be more efficient to narrow your topic down to one or two specific careers, or one or two aspects about a career or about careers.
A topic related to careers that could be too narrow might be something like "retail management for college grads." Retail management is a specific career aspect which is much more focused than "careers." But "retail management for college grads" might be too specific and there might not be enough information. Expanding your search to include "retail management" for all groups of people would make it less narrow. You should be able to find enough information, but not too much information.