Try the following resources for background information from articles in scholarly, popular and trade publications:
Most databases, reference works, and e-journals are restricted to current students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland.
In order to access databases and online journals remotely, use Database Finder. When prompted to select a campus, select the option for University of Maryland, College Park and then "Students, Faculty, and Staff". Then log in with your Directory ID, the same username you use for email and other campus services.
The campus boasts many different student newspapers, a radio station and a TV station where students can gain skills, experience and publish work. Here are some of the publication outlets available on campus:
The following resources may also be useful for locating background information: