What is research? - How might different disciplines approach it? Use Reference materials to get a basic understanding. Try searching for research, "research method*", etc. Or search by discipline.
ASU Library Databases - Over 600 library-selected resources, searchable by topic/subject or resource type (Biographies to Government Documents to Tests and Measurements). Best bets include:
CQ Researcher - in-depth, authoritative reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues extending back to 1923. Each report is footnoted and includes an overview, background section, chronology, bibliography and debate-style pro-con feature, plus tools to study the evolution of the topic over time.
Academic Search Premier - A multidisciplinary article database which covers thousands of mostly English-language popular magazines and scholarly (including peer-reviewed) journals. Includes topics in the social sciences, humanities, general science, education and most areas of academic study
Literature Reviews - A literature review not only summarizes the knowledge of a particular area or field of study, it also evaluates what has been done, what still needs to be done and why all of this is important to the subject.