If you are exploring a topic that is new or unfamiliar, you may want to start with the basics and do some background reading to make sure you understand the basics. This will also help you compile your list of keywords that you'll use searching the library catalog or library databases. Here a few good books and online sources to get you started:
This video will help you as you think about constructing your search for resources on your topic.
Understanding how to use boolean operators can help you refine your search and find more quality resources. Here's a quick tutorial on what the different boolean operators do. Questions? Ask a librarian!