College level research is creating new information, not summarizing others' research.
Your Research Plan
Step 1: Define Topic
Clarify what you're trying to achieve or find out (narrow topic, thesis statement).
Step 2: Identify Objectives
Think about research objectives. What is your end goal? How will you get there? What sources could provide the information you need?
Helps focus your scope to keep you on the path.
Step 3: Choose the Right Research Method
What methods you use will depend on your topic and goals.
Step 4: Start searching!