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You have a list of potential topics to guide your research question.
Pick one. This may involve browsing broad background information about several possible topics, and deciding what aspect looks super interesting.
Search by keyword, or browse by selecting a letter at the top (S for Shiism; C for Christianity; etc.)
Use OSCAR, the Library's catalog, to search for books. You may get other stuff, but mostly you'll get books.
Enter keywords or the title of a book you'd like.
There are many databases that are good for topics of cultures of Islam. Try this trick:
Search Historical Abstracts, ATLA Religion, Academic Search Complete, and OmniFile all at once.
Enter any one of these databases individually, and following the directions below.
Most likely you have one or two primary sources from your previous secondary research. If you find you need more, following the directions in the Primary Sources tab.
Research is iterative. Depending on where your search takes you, you will have to return to any of these steps as you work through the research process.