Often, the best first step for any research project is identifying a group of search terms. The list will grow as you begin to find relevant sources.
On page 3 of your Future Scanning assignment, Dr. Lahm lays out three approaches to researching the history of your topic area. These tools build upon his advice. The library's OneSearch will allow you to search our prepaid online article content and our electronic and print books.
You may be able to use the keywords you brainstormed to find a variety of existing scans on your subject. Just use the second page of this guide to determine if they are authoritative and to cite them fully.