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Finding background information on new topics

Background information provides context for scholarly sources, like peer-reviewed articles. Peer-reviewed articles usually cover a very specific phenomena while background information will give you a high-level understanding. The background sources listed on this page will help you understand the overall topic before digging into precise information. 

From this page you can: 

  • Access high-quality background information in Physics
  • View available books in Physics

Click the following links and search to get accurate, high quality background research. 

Resources for background research in Physics

AccessScience has video explainers, background information on many topics, and biographies of scientists. Start here to get a thorough understanding of your topic before doing deeper research. 

Science in Context gives background information on science topics as well as its current social and political context. It is continuously updated.