This is the same search box as on the library homepage. It's a great starting point to find different types of sources in various subject areas.
Once you've picked your topic and done a little background research, it's helpful to brainstorm relevant keywords. Think of synonyms and words related to the main nouns in your topic. For example, if my topic is
ethics of genetic modification of humans
I might come up with some additional keywords I came across in my background reading:
|regulation||gene editing||human embryos|
These search tips work in our library databases and Library Catalog:
Whether or not you found some good results in your first search, it can always be worth it to search again--by changing around your keywords or searching in a different database.
Trying a different database is also a great way to find new results.