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Finding Background Information
Credo Reference is an excellent resource to use if you need background information on a topic.
The Scholarly Stuff
I have listed a few resources that might help you find articles related to your topic. Remember, identifying KEYWORDS is very important when searching the database. If your topic is; African Americans AND Hip-Hop you would enter your search just like this into the search box.
Academic Search Ultimate This link opens in a new window
Academic Search Ultimate offers access to an unprecedented collection of many peer-reviewed and full-text resources that includes journals, magazines, reports, books, and videos in almost every subject area.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Electronic archive of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Includes complete runs of journals with full-text of all articles published prior to the most current five years.