Picking your topic is intertwined with finding and reading sources as well as writing and editing your paper.
Essentially, picking your topic and testing it through searching is part of the research cycle.
Use the online reference sources listed here to get brief background information on your topic.
Look for important keywords, people, places and dates that you can use in subsequent searches.
Remember to follow the references/bibliography at the end of the pages to find more sources.
Electronic Resources from the Library