Once you have an idea, make sure that the topic you choose isn't too broad or too
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:
rock and roll bands
the history of rock and roll
reviews of new albums
...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.