If your research topic is too broad, you will find too much information and will need to narrow the scope. Take a few minutes to think about your topic . . .
Example: A broad topic might be eating disorders, but you could narrow it by focusing on a specific eating disorder in a specific class of people.
If you are having difficulty finding enough information, there could be many reasons. Start by thinking about the following:
Example: Trying to write a paper about drug abuse among college hockey players in Boston may be too narrow. You could consider broadening your topic to look at drug abuse among college athletes.
In selecting a topic, it is always a good idea to pick a topic you are interested in. If you need ideas, try checking out some of the following resources. And if you already have your topic these are excellent resources to use as you begin your research.
Check out this video from North Carolina State University on picking your topic!