Background information can be found in:
The library subscribes to a variety of databases that you can use to find background information about your topic.
Once you have identified some keywords, the next step is to find background information on your topic. Background research:
Background information can also be found on the Web, but you need to make sure to evaluate the information you find there.
Unlike information you access through the library that has already been reviewed by editors and librarians, freely-available information found on the Wed does not necessarily go through this review process. To learn how to evaluate information found on the Web go to evaluation listed under Step 3d.
While you should not be using information from Wikipedia as a source in your paper, it can be useful in providing you with an overview of your idea, pointing you to other sources that could be credible (look under the references and external links), and helping you to further define your idea by offering new ideas.