You might want to do some background research in encyclopedias and reference materials to get some background information and develop some ideas for potential topics and keywords. These resources public generally accepted knowledge about your topic and can help you gain a foundational understanding of it. As you develop your research topic, keep a list of keywords to use when searching databases. Try searching some of the reference resources listed below:
You might want to do some background research at the end of the scientific news cycle, searching in popular sources to get some background information and develop some ideas for potential topics and keywords. As you develop your research topic, keep a list of keywords to use when searching databases. Try searching some of the background research and popular scientific news/magazine resources listed below:
Since your topic consists of a disease linked to presence or lack of protein/enzyme and determining how the structure and function of the protein/enzyme relates to the disease, you'll need to know a bit about your topic before you dive into the databases to search for primary literature (see background research above). Primary literature is usually the first appearance of results from original research and original reporting of new scientific discoveries. It should include a section about the research methods and the data collected during the research (results, tables, figures). Examples of primary literature are peer-reviewed journal articles, clinical trials, conference proceedings, dissertations, and technical reports.