This is the time to start really diving into research, because as far away as it sounds, March will be here before you know it. And the time has most certainly passed for relying on Google for the bulk of your resources. A new year means a new approach, and thus new sources.
Take a look at the sources and information you have gathered so far. Are they mainly from websites? Are the books you’ve read mostly general histories about your subject? Do you find that you need pretty specific information to fill in some research gaps?
If the answers are yes, then it’s time to move on to primary sources and narrower secondary sources. For example, if you are researching the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War, and you have used mainly websites and books about the Civil War, it is time to find some books just about the Battle of Gettysburg and perhaps some letters or journals written by soldiers who were there. To find these resources, check the bibliographies of your other sources; authors will often list the books and resources they used to do their resources. You can also ask librarians or teachers for help.
If you find that you need the words of someone involved in your event, don’t just search quote websites such as Brainy Quote. Technically, these quotes are not primary sources because they are only one piece of a larger document, and when someone else has edited a larger document, it becomes secondary. See if you can find your historical figure’s personal papers online or at a library. For example, if you need to find quotes from Abraham Lincoln, check out the Library of Congress American Memory site, which has digitized hundreds of Lincoln’s papers.
You may get frustrated trying to find sources, but in most cases, the sources are out there somewhere. Search government and university websites, ask for help, and check the bibliographies of your sources — one of those will usually lead you to your goal.