One way to to get ideas for a research topic is to browse through lists of topics in reference books and databases.
The boxes in the right hand column on this page will let you do a quick search of the database. If you want to browse one of these databases, open it by clicking on a link below:
CQ Researcher contains overview essays about controversial issues and current topics.
In the search box below, type the keywords that best describe your topic, and click the submit button or press Enter on the keyboard.