You should also think about what type of information you will need to answer your research question. Use the 2nd and 3rd steps to explore what the library and the wider world of information has to offer you.
Select A Topic
Where to Find Ideas
Class discussions or readings
Articles in journals related to your discipline (major, or subject)
Current events described in popular news papers or magazines
The Information Life Cycle
Understanding the "Information Life Cycle" can help you understand how information is created, published, and disseminated. Today's events are tomorrow's information. One event triggers how information is told over the course of hours, days, weeks, months, and finally years. Watch the following video produced by the UNLV Lied Library to understand how an event becomes a topic of scholarly research: