The research stage is fundamental to reports that are detailed and accurate. If this is a graded document, you’ll want to be certain your information is correct and up-to-date. Make sure to reliable methods of research, avoiding any websites that may have inaccurate information. A good example of a website NOT to reference is Wikipedia. Because anyone can edit the information provided by Wikipedia, it is not reliable source material.
In order to ensure the correct research materials are gathered, reference the list you created before or your highlighted reference material. This list should clearly define what you'll need and make seeking out the right information easier. Once you've collected reference material, jot down important page numbers, quotes and material, to make re-referencing it easier.