These steps outline a simple and effective strategy for conducting your research. We are ready to help you at every step in your research.
Using a broad search like "the cold war" when trying to select a topic and will help you get a sense of some of the many ways scholars have approached an issue.
Let one good book or article lead you to others. Scholarly publications almost always have bibliographies or lists of works cited. If the original source is useful to you, works used by the author may be valuable, too.
You can also see how a particular book are article is categorized and look for other works in that category.