Getting started with research is sometimes the hardest part! Most likely, you'll have to do some pre-search to figure out exactly what your research topic is going to be. For your presearch, I recommend spending some time exploring your topic(s) of interest, looking at:
Reference sources are a great place to start your research, find basic facts and background information. Here are some examples of reference resources in Counseling & Human Services.
Books can be used for lots of things!