In the next link, select the green Sage reference link on the middle right. Put in your search:
"Review articles " are a type of scholarly journal article. They are a good source of background information about a field. They give you an overview of a field. Here are a few journals that provide review articles. For the class exercise about finding background information, you can use one of the sources below. Later in the exercise, you'll spend more time looking for review articles. For now, you can just look around in the sources below.
From journal website: "Current Directions in Psychological Science (CDPS) is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal featuring reviews by leading experts covering all of scientific psychology and its applications. Current Directions features topics such as language, memory and cognition, development, the neural basis of behavior and emotions, various aspects of psychopathology, and theory of mind. ". Scroll to it in the link provided above.
Make sure the search results appear in descending order, descending that is by time of publication.
You can also use one of the popular article resources on the next page of the guide to find background information.
Web resources can be rich sources of information on a topic, but when conducting research, it's important to consider the quality and accuracy of sites you visit on the open web. Use the CRAPP test to determine whether a web resource is trustworthy: