Once you've determined your topic - it's time to dig in and discover just what it's all about... In the sciences, a great place to start is with general subject-based reference encyclopedias and credible online resources. You will want to "get a feel" for how your topic is studied, what sub-disciplines (great source for keywords!) focus on it, and a Wikipedia-like comprehension of its nature.
Using the WSU Libraries Catalog, search for science reference resources to find entries and information on your topic. There are multiple ways to do this: subject searches, title searches and advanced keyword searching. Below is a list of databases in the library you may want to consult as you begin:
Search the WSU LIBRARIES ONLINE CATALOG for resources related to your topic: