Reference sources are a great place to begin your research. You can use them to find topic-specific information, and the information can help you to develop a research question or topic. Here are links to a few subject specific reference sources that are available to you.
A print encyclopedia available for check out at Perry Library.
Books are a great place to search for general knowledge, background information, practical applications of research, and more. Use themain search box on the Libraries' homepage at odu.edu/library to search for books on your research topic.