Broad then narrow
Start with a broad topic and then narrow it based on the scholarly literature you find. The more research you conduct, the easier it is narrow your search.
Research what you like
It is much mentally easier to research something that you are interested in or think will be useful to you
Browse through current events
It is perfectly fine to find inspiration for your topic through the news and media. You never know what can help you find a topic.
Ask for help
Do not be afraid to ask for help from your professors and librarians. That is what we are here for! The research process takes time and can be a bit frustrating especially on a collegiate level. You will also discover that you are not the only one who is having a difficult time.
Use the library databases and journals
Use the Reference lists on articles to find others that might be relevant
Look at the authors of your articles.
Develop additional keywords to use in your searches by looking at the journal articles you find.
Focus on finding peer reviewed/scholarly articles
Look for a variety of sources
Use the abstract (summary) of the journal article to determine relevance, learn more about your topic, etc.
Organize your sources