These are a few of the references that are useful places to help you understand the articles you find. Check the library catalog or with the librarians for additional resources to help you better understand the papers you are reading.
Search by background information in the library catalog
You can search the library catalog to find many more reference sources such as specialized encyclopedias. Perform a keyword search for your topic and add one of the words below.
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other resources to help you discover basic information—names, dates, definitions, summaries, etc. These are good places to start when narrowing or choosing your topic, and when beginning research on an unfamiliar subject.