Background sources like encyclopedias can provide context for your topic, or even help you choose one. They are great places to start because:
The following are recommended encyclopedias in your field. You can read the online books 24/7. Just log-in with your NetID and password if you are off-campus.
The MSUB Library also has a large collection of print books that you can access in person at the library. Here are a few that we recommend: