Once you have selected and narrowed your research topic by creating a research question, you are ready to begin searching the literature. However, before you begin it is a good idea to develop a research strategy. A research strategy is a step-by-step plan that will help you answer your research question in a systematic way. You will want to search for articles, books, and other relevant information on your topic. If you need help developing a research strategy, please contact Ask a Librarian.