My internet history really doesn't bear looking at. My curiosity leads me in strange ways. It isn't proper research, though. I feel that for the books based in the Forgotten Village I ought to be reading obscure and arcane books on folklore and mythology that I have found in dusty and hidden bookshops. Actually I make stuff up that fits.
I do look some things up. I had to check how to make a mickey finn and whether you can buy slow match on-line. As for obscure books, there are some stonking Victorian books about the occult and supernatural that are free from Amazon. I found the werewolf one quite gruesome. It was written a hundred years ago by a vicar and is a wonderful piece of research. Actually, my werewolves are, on the whole, quite sweet.
After reading Morgan's comment, I was struck by the coincidence of seeing this article on the BBC today - becoming a writer by immersing yourself in the subject. The writer spent months lying in a cupboard and writing on his phone. As my two novels so far have contained werewolves, vampires, boggarts and magicians, I think it may not be the best technique for me. Werewolves, vampires and boggarts are not real.
On the other hand, the heroine of 'The Forgotten Village' loved cleaning. Perhaps I should channel that.