To me, college research is a very personalized thing. It really depends on what you are looking for. If you are already at a college or community college i would start there. Most schools and their websites have a lot to offer current students, dont be afraid to ask questions. My favorite websites are the ones i listed at the bottom of my article in the links section. Those are the ones that helped me the most in my own search. One thing i did not mention is that if you are still in high school a lot of high schools give you a set amount of college visit days that count as an excused absence so i would definitely take advantage of those if you have them.