For background information and general ideas, start with the two sources listed below.
Opposing Viewpoints has many different kinds of resources (magazines, newspapers, statistics), but in the initial stages of your research, Viewpoints articles are useful because they argue a certain aspect of the topic.
Type in your #1 Keyword.
Look at your results. Do you like them? If not, change what you typed in:
For example, do you have too many results? Add your #2 Keyword:
poverty AND united states
poverty AND america
As you find resources related to your topic, write down key words and ideas you come across, including:
Synonyms and related terms
Reasons supporting your argument
Arguments made by the opposing side
Names of organizations
These are more KEYWORDS. You will use these terms when you search for magazine and newspaper articles and websites.