Research often intimidates students & feelings happen! Even library anxiety is a documented, measurable thing! Your librarian had it as a college student & really did have her history major roommate accompany her to Rod Library to check out a book.
Focus on what you're learning, both about your topic AND about the research process, to help motivate you to move forward. And remember that both your instructor and your librarian are here to help you get unstuck and make sense of the messiness at any point.
Here are some illustrations about what's normal in the research process so you know you're not alone!
Source: Future Substance of STEM Education virtual workshop.
Timesaver Strategy! Once you have found an article, borrow the citations to find more. Here's how:
If UNI doesn't own/subscribe to an article you need, feel free to request through Interlibrary Loan. If you need help with this process, see Anne Marie.