The following library databases, CQ Researcher and Opposing Viewpoints, are great places to begin you research. If you haven't decided on a topic, you might want to browse these databases for potential topics. Please note, these databases are great resources for "in the news" social/political/economic topics. If you have a more specific topic e.g. should we abolish the penny, you will find more results using general databases such as Proquest or EbscoHost.
Use the following databases to find articles about your topic. These databases index journals, newspapers and other material.