To get an overview of your topic from different perspectives, or to get some background information to be able to narrow down your topic, you can use reference sources. Start with the following databases which provide access to hundred of online encyclopedias and reference sources.
GALE Virtual Reference Library
To find information and statistics on a particular country, use the following database:
A good documentary could help you explore your topic.
Search KANOPY, a database of streaming videos, for relevant titles.
Below are some examples of what's available:
Mothers of Bedford: Women in Prison
Freedom for Birth: Women's Rights in Childbirth
The Illusionists: The Globalization of Beauty
Red Light, Green Light: Prostitution and Sex Trafficking
You can also consult the following specialized reference sources. Some of these sources are now available online. The other ones are located in the reference section on the lower level of the library.