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Background Sources in ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect is a database that provides access to thousands of academic journals in health sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences.  

But ScienceDirect also has about 11,000 specialized encyclopedias, textbooks, and other advanced level books that you can access and download for free. While not all content is full-text, the majority of it is. These sources can be invaluable for getting both in-depth and background information. Watch the following closed-captioned video on how to search ScienceDirect for book and encyclopedia articles. It's actually easy to use!