Taking time to brainstorm keywords (search terms) helps you find relevant articles and books!
For example, if you are researching the use of pronouns in professional writing, you might use keywords such as:
Pay attention to the keywords used in the journal articles you find for more inspiration. For example, in this article "Teaching Gender Inclusive Language in Professional Writing," the author used the keywords Social Justice Pedagogy, Professional Writing, Discourse Studies, Anti-Oppression, Teaching Narrative
Take a look at the bibliographies or works cited pages of the articles you find, too. This can direct you to related research articles and books.
When searching Google Scholar, you can also click the "Find Related Research" link below the article.
Choose whatever method works best for you to keep track of your sources! You can: