The first step in the research process is choosing a topic.
For suggestions on ways to broaden or narrow topic, see the University of Michigan's guide for Exploring your Topic.
If you need some inspiration for a topic, try brainstorming some ideas or you can:
Once you have chosen your topic, it is time to gather some background information about it.
(For Steps 3-6, click on the tabs: Find E-Books and Books, Find Articles, Find Websites and APA Help)