We can use basic reference sources such as encyclopedias and textbooks to get an overview of your ISSUE or PRODUCT .
As you find the answers to the simple questions, you will likely find information about the environmental, economic or social issues related to your issue.
Hint: As you search take notes on any terminology that relates to your product or issue.
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