For your non-literary assignment, you will need information about a topic relevant to your piece of literature -- not necessarily from literature-related databases.
You might start your search with the DISCOVER Search and make note of some of the subject terms that relate to your topic.
For more options, try the multi-subject databases linked below or go to Databases by Subject.
Some databases specialize in information specific to a subject area, such as business, medicine, psychology, or literatures. Why use these?
To identify databases for your subject, use the Browse by Subjects link on the library homepage or in GALILEO to locate databases that fit your topic, like this: