If you are finding too much information, your topic may be too broad. Consider narrowing it by one of the following:
If you are not finding enough information, your topic may be too narrow. Consider broadening it by one of the following:
Exploring related issues
Comparing or contrasting the topic with another topic
Time period covered
Geographic area discussed
Choosing an alternative topic that is not so recent -- it may not be covered in books and journal articles yet
Choosing an alternative topic that is not so popular -- it may be covered in popular magazines and tabloids only
Too Narrow of a Topic: Does cartoon viewing cause violent behaviors in children under the age of five?
A Better, Broader Topic: What are the negative effects of television viewing on children and adolescents?