Gathering data on the population can be an excellent tool and source of evidence.
Explore Census Data -Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps - Search by county/state OR health behaviors/care/socioeconomic factors
To learn more about finding data and different data sources, see my Data Literacy Guide, Finding Data tab (opens in new window).
For more subject-specific databases, click into the certificate subtabs.
Taking your topic to a search - This document provides a template on how to format your research question as well as how to break down your main concepts into a table like the one seen above. This method will help you to identify the best words to search to find relevant articles.