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You might need to get a better sense of what you are looking for so you will need to do some background research first.
some ideas on narrowing your topic
Some ideas on broadening your topic
For example, if your topic is: What effect does use of alcoholic beverages have on the health of college students? Then your keywords or concepts would be: alcohol, health, and college students.
If you are finding too much information and too many sources, narrow your topic by using the AND operator. For example:alcohol AND health AND college students.
Finding too little information may indicate that you need to broaden your topic. Link similar topics with the OR operator. For example, look for information on college OR university students. (alcohol OR beer OR liquor) AND (college OR university) students.
3 minute YouTube video on using Boolean operators
Information possesses several dimensions of value, including as a commodity, as a means of education, as a means to influence, and as a means of negotiating and understanding the world. Legal and socioeconomic interests influence information production and dissemination.
The Web is a great place to find background material for your research. But information found on the Web is not a substitute for library resources. You should plan on using information from the Web to better inform you about your topic, but your professor probably won't let you cite it in your research.