Some questions to consider and be able to discuss with your advisor:

Please describe your primary resources.

What context are you using to view your primary source?


What is your research question at this point? (If more than one, list them all.)

What keywords best describe your research?

What academic fields are interested in your research question(s)?

What factual/ background information do you still need?

What reference works (print, electronic, or online databases) have you already used?

Are there any sources you have identified, but have not been able to get them? (f so what are they?)

Please describe any problems or concerns you are having?

Questions suggested by
George, Mary W. The Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2008. 163-64. Print.