Beginning is the hardest part!!
Let's start together - (putting some of that library lingo in () parenthesis) and #3 is HIGHLY recommended
#1 The Libraries are a friendly place to learn and research new topics. You can reach out to the librarian for your subject area, whether your major or the course you are taking now. Email, call or schedule that Zoom screen share meeting with a Subject Librarian.
#2 New to UCI, new to databases, or these databases, follow along with the tutorials for a few database searches using Academic Search Complete, CQ Researcher, and even Google Scholar.
#3 Don't know where to start? Research topic is too big (broad) or small (narrow) or giving weird results? Take a look at the Information Literacy Tutorials (research skills) to think about (brainstorm) your topic in different ways, or learn about the different types of results (resources).
UC Library Search is helpful for finding books, government documents, and more, including finding articles from multiple databases across the UC system.