Once you have an idea, make sure that the topic you choose isn't too broad or too narrow.
Searching for information on a broad topic will give you too many different articles, books, or sites. For example, searching for information on rock and roll in a database will give you articles about:
...and more! To narrow down a topic, try focusing on a specific subtopic, a time period, or a particular group.
A topic that is too narrowly focused makes it hard to find information because there may not be many articles or books that cover it. If you're having a hard time finding relevant information, try widening your search by concentrating on only the most important aspects of your topic.
A good topic: