The pages here will guide you through the research process. Look for the sample topic on the right side of the pages.
Say that you're interested in the Filipino American community but don't have an idea beyond that. In this guide, you'll see how you can move from thayt general interest to a specific, manageable research topic.
Start with a search in the Gale eBooks database for "Filipino Americans"
From the search results in Gale eBooks, you realize that nursing is a very popular profession among Filipino Americans and you begin to wonder why that is the case. This is an interesting question to answer and a manageable topic for a research paper.
You also now have some useful background info on the history of Filipino American immigration to the United States that will be useful in your paper.