Formulating a Research Question:
The basic formula for research question is: How does x relate/impact/cause y?
For a good research question you’ll usually have one more component, something to make it a bit more specific, like a place, time, group of people, etc.
Find ideas in:
After searching with keywords, look through your results to find official subject terms to help narrow your results further.
NOTE: When using an EBSCO database to search subject terms, change the "Select a Field" option to indicate "SU Subject Terms." Place quotation marks around your subject terms as indicated above.
Background information helps you:
Use quality, professionally produced sources to familiarize yourself with the topic (not just Google and Wikipedia).
Try some of these:
Consider these questions:
Ask yourself open-ended questions to focus your topic. You don't have to answer all of the questions. Some might not apply or be helpful.