Below is a template which is meant to help you map out the types of things you should consider when deciding on a research topic. There is also an example research topic given.
Try using one of the following techniques to maximize your search.
allows you to search for terms that could have more than one ending.
ukiyo* / ukiyo? = ukiyoe OR ukiyo-e OR ukiyoeshi
allows you to substitute 0 or more letters in a word.
ukiyo*e / ukiyo?e = ukiyoe OR ukiyo-e
in many databases allows you to search for words together as a phrase
A full guide on truncation and wildcard use within library databases is available here.