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?
Cite: Make sure to cite all work.