We can use basic reference sources such as encyclopedias and textbooks to find the information pertinent to the Introduction section of your poster or paper.
As you find the answers to those simple questions, you will likely find information about the environmental, economic or social issues related to your product.
Hint: As you search take notes on any terminology and interesting narrower aspects of the product.
Hint: If you see a reference to a book or article that looks useful, make note of the title so that you can see if Penn State owns that resource.
Get an overview of the issues related to your product via:
How to Use the Gale Virtual Reference Library