Think about topics that interest you. To generate some ideas, try the sources below. They offer background information on current events and controversial topics. And, they give both sides of an issue, so you can develop a better understanding of the topic.
Need to look up a name, place, term, or event? The sources below contain many different kinds of encyclopedias and dictionaries and are excellent starting points for getting an overview on your topic as well as possible search terms to use later. Try them.
These databases offer brief overviews of individuals and, in some cases, links to recent news articles about individuals.
The sources below are great for getting topic overviews, identifying possible search terms to use later, as well as mentioning other relevant sources to use.