Identify the topic area which you are interested in
Undertake a brief preliminary search of the literature to ensure that there is sufficient appropriate literature in your chosen topic area. Remember there are numerous sources of information which you can tap into e.g., data bases, library resources, web sites etc.
Focus in on your specific area within the topic
Thoroughly search the literature and identify relevant papers
Remember to start early - interlibrary loans, if required, take time to come!!