Hello to everyone I am currently planning a first novel and I have come to the really annoying question of researching for elements of the book, specifically the setting of it and backstory elements. I intend to use real world locations for my book, but I am unsure of how to begin my search. The locations I am examining at the moment are the British Isles, eastern Europe, Mid to East of the USA portion of North America, South America with a vague interest on Argentina. I intend to narrow down the locations to specifics after examining them closer. For the backstory I am looking at researching hydroponic garden domes for locations unable to support the growth of earth plants, long terms effects of a simultaneous volcanic eruptions on a global scale, and magic applied to technology. Kind of a large list of things to ask about, but even if I get some basic tips on researching and any web links, that would be fine. The rest I could find on my own with the help of a six pack and a six month Google search engine expedition.