Choose a topic – Define the research question/statement
Find sources -- Identify the information need. Do you need background info? A research article? A literature review article? etc. What databases would include this type of information on your topic? In addition, you can work with a librarian.
Use Keywords -- construct a list of concepts/words that you will use.
Critical thinking skills -- Is the info relevant, reliable, current, appropriate?
USE--Organize, synthesize and communicate information to make your point/argument.
CITE--Ethically! Check with a librarian when having doubts.