with a tutorial on Using Sage Research Methods to do a Literature Review
NOTE: It is normal for your research question to change or evolve as you work on the literature review and find more information about your topic.
Looking for a topic?
Global Issues in Context -- Browse Issues link in the upper left side of webpage includes topics such as
Air Pollution, Agribusiness, Climate Change, Fracking, Nuclear Energy, Oil Spills, Recycling, etc.
If you use Google--remember to evaluate the source--the search below found articles from National Geographic, NPR and the New York Times.
A quick read of popular (non-academic) articles can provide some research leads and links to reports, studies, journal articles. The National Geographic article mentioned an engineer who wrote a report on the topic of recycling plastic..
Keep your search simple
This is when it helps to keep track of your search terms and resources. Here's a sample search table on this research topic
Part of the research process is asking the question "what about . . . .. ?" to narrow down the topic.
A possible approach could be researching zero-waste--read about a zero-waste city Kamikatsu, Japan or
reducing the use of plastic--