Start your research by looking through timelines and encyclopedias. Find out what was happening in the world from 1850-today
One very easy way to start your research is to look in an encyclopedia that will provide an overview of basic background information on a topic.
Wikipedia is an excellent place to get background information. Be sure to check the references for material that will be more appropriate for your projects.See the WIKIPEDIA guide for more help.
Remember: Start your research here. Wikipedia articles do not count as sources in your papers.