Review related literature to help refine how you will approach focusing on the topic and finding a way to analyze it.
After conducting an initial search in one or more of the library's databases:
Look for sources that can help broaden, modify, or strengthen your initial thoughts and arguments. There are least four appropriate roles your related literature plays in helping you formulate how to begin your analysis:
If you have consulted a librarian, you've exhausted the library databases, and you have found an article from a journal that's particularly helpful, put quotes around the title of the article and paste it into Google Scholar. If the article record appears, look for a "cited by" reference followed by a number. This is a strategy for looking forward into the literature for related research studies.