A core part of any paper or project is providing background information. Having adequate background knowledge is also essential for doing good research. Books and chapters and articles from reference books, such as encyclopedias, are great places for finding background information. Try these databases:
Search for your topic, and then notice the Content Types to the right. Select Books from the Content Types menu. The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health is being searched in this database, as are other books of interest.
CredoThis link opens in a new windowFull text articles from 1,000 reference titles such as subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks. Also includes over 1,100 short reference videos and over 450,000 high-resolution art images, photographs and maps.
Ebook Central (ProQuest)This link opens in a new windowFull text books from a wide range of general and scholarly sources including University Presses and other top publishers.
Also, consider reading select chapters of the following ebook:
Full text articles from over 8,500 publications including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Also contains citations for over 25,000 publications including white papers, reports, conference proceedings, etc.