Once you have a broad topic selected, and have done an initial search in a database, here are some further steps to focus your topic to a specific one which may be addressed in a coherent, organized, informative fashion.
Add initial limiters such as date and geography
Use the subject labels to focus results
Look for specific instances, such as places, dates, or companies
Further refine search with the specific instance you have chosen.
Use the search box on the home page
Use the database suggested under the appropriate search box
Look at appropriate topic and date limiters
Newspaper articles may be easily located in the following specific databases: