Once you have a topic or research question, you will want to break it down to its most basic elements to find keywords and create a search with them. Watch the following video to see how to go from a research question to an effective search using keywords.
Concept mapping, or mind mapping, is a great way to plan your research! Use it to brainstorm keywords and to keep track of the places you've tried or want to search. The links below are to mind mapping tools:
To locate books & more at the Vanderbilt Libraries, you will use the library catalog. The videos below demonstrate how to search in the catalog, and how to narrow down your results.