Option 1: You can select a topic which you are familiar with, or curious about.
Option 2: Browse searching the Education databases. By trying different keyword/topic searching, you will see what topics/articles come up most and what other researchers were writing about. You can, then, choose the topic, in which you are most interested.
Why you should use scholarly/peer review articles, not magazine articles:
Topic formulation and analysis from descriptive phrases and keywords identification.
How to find peer-reviewed journals (not articles) in the Library (If the Library owns the journal), follow the step-by-step guide to find and browse the journals.
Optional: How to search Education article video (Video: 8:49 minutes)
Search education articles ( Link: Top Education article databases )
Search ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: (URL: https://libguides.csudh.edu/pdt-humantities)
Step 1: Choose a topic. Define your research question.
Your literature review should be guided by a central research question. Remember, it is not a collection of loosely related studies in a field, but instead represents background and research developments related to a specific research question, interpreted, and analyzed by you in a synthesized way.
Step 2. Decide on the scope of your review.
How many studies do you need to look at? How comprehensive should it be? How many years should it cover?
This may depend on your assignment. How many sources (articles) does the assignment require?
Step 3. Select the databases you will use to conduct your searches.
Search the Education databases .
Step 4. Conduct your searches for articles/books. Keep track of your searches!
Step 5. Review the literature.
Some questions to help you analyze the research:
(Reference: Literature Review: Conducting & Writing, https://libguides.uwf.edu/c.php?g=215199&p=1420520