Planning an effective search strategy can save you time and retrieve more relevant results.
At this first stage, you need to work out:
If you are confused or unsure about the assessment topic, ask your lecturer or tutor who will be happy to talk it through with you.
Finding background information on your chosen topic before you pick a claim might seem like doing more work, when you could just jump straight into in-depth research, but it actually provides you with important context that can make the rest of your research project more efficient.
There are a number of places to find background information:
While you shouldn't use Wikipedia as a source in an academic paper, it can be a fairly reliable source for background information. Citations in Wikipedia articles can sometimes lead you to other good sources, especially on contemporary topics.