It's important to begin your research learning something about your subject; in fact, you won't be able to create a focused, manageable thesis unless you already know something about your topic.
This step is important so that you will:
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Use books to read broad overviews and detailed discussions of your topic. You can also use books to find primary sources, which are often published together in collections.
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