Critical analysis of the reviewed works and their relationship to your research question.
Preliminary Research: See how other people done similar research
Talk with your Instructor or Advisor
1. Where does that discipline publish research?
It depends on your major, the academic organization and your supervisor.
2. What sources of information will you consult?
It could be academic conferences and journals, or some online information, and PittCat is also a good source.
But don't ignore paper sources
3. How will you keep track of your research?
Using logs and notes including: