Once you have collected some background information, use the library's databases to dig deeper into your topic. Databases offer access to a variety of sources, including news and scholarly journal articles.
News sources such as radio boardcasts, television reports and newspaper articles provide information on current events.
Sometimes, newspapers include opinion articles which provide the points of view from supporters or opponents of an issue. These opinion articles are called Letters to the Editor or Editorials. These opinion articles are a great place to find out about interest groups or organizations who may be working on solutions for your particular community problem.
Scholarly journal articles provide access to expert research studies about a topic.