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This video from NCSU highlights how the research process starts before you even figure out your topic. It provides an overview of one way to go about choosing a paper topic that is not only interesting to you, but also not too broad or narrow.
A quick visual narrative that shows how research topics can be turned into keyword searches, from PATH, Lighting Your Way from Research to Writing Tutorial, Module 2, University at North Carolina Greensboro University Libraries.
This video from Oklahoma State University Low Library's "Inform Your Thinking" video series provides advice and context on how to target your searches based on your information need, and how to brainstorm good search terms for your topic.