Choosing a topic can be one of the most challenging parts of getting started.
A concept map is a visual organization/representation of knowledge. Concept mapping:
Concept mapping at the start of the research process can be particularly useful for helping you understand what you know and what you still need to learn. It can also help to clarify the kinds of research methods, resources, and tools you need to consult to better develop and understand your topic.
When you conduct a literature review, you familiarize yourself with the scholarly literature related to your research topic or question, and present an overview of that literature to your readers. Your literature review demonstrates your awareness of the scholarship on your topic, and allows you to position your research question and your argument in relation to other scholars' work.
These resources can help you through the literature review process: