The question is kind of simple. But I hear that something that some writers do to help them flesh out a story idea is that they will research as much as they can on a topic. I'm sure settings of different locations is a major thing, but also like if your story is set in a mining town... I imagine you would want to research on the topic of mining so it would sound like you know what you are talking about. But research on broad subjects like that is something I've never had to do effectively and I'm not sure if those kinds of books would be at a Barnse and Noble. And even if they were I wouldn't know what to look for. So if anyone has research tips for that sort of thing that they would like to share, I would really appreciate it.