The following library databases include lots of information about the topics for your essays, including background information, articles, essays, etc.
How to find/browse topics:
Find opinion pieces on your topics in Newspaper Source Plus by using searches similar to the following:
Do not use complete sentences. Break your topic down and only enter the important keywords.
Once you have a list of results in Summon, use the search filters to refine your search results:
Use similar searches to find information from these search engines, but be sure to specify sites that end with .edu (educational resources) or .gov (government resources) to make sure you find credible and reliable information. For example, the following searches would help you find quality information if you type or paste them in the search box: