It helps if you know how "logical operators" (otherwise known as Boolean searching) works. Check out this animated presentation created by the Colorado State University Libraries. It explains the often mind-bending combinations: Advanced Boolean Searching
The library databases contain millions of articles, popular and academic, which can help you succeed in your research.
Subject databases that may be useful for many English 1010 topics include the following
Use these websites to find statistics you can use to make your papers even more impressive and persuasive.