Start looking for background information by Googling your topic and by searching Gale eBooks, the libraries collection of online encyclopedias.
This page builds on the Getting Started with Research module in the in the Library Research Tutorials Canvas course
Because Gale eBooks ONLY contains encyclopedia articles, you'll want to make sure you use simple searches. I've given you examples to get you started below:
To login from off-campus, you will need your eServices username (w+student ID) and password.