I'm sorry that this is probably in the wrong place, but I couldn't find a place to post where I am allowed to start threads which was relevant. I'm hopefully starting a degree in particle physics next year, I'm currently in my last year of high school. Myself and one other student at my school are doing a physics EPQ, which is a qualification which will help me to get into universities, basically you choose a topic related to the degree to which you are applying, then write a 5,000 word essay and do a presentation to very highly qualified people on it, to be judged by the standards of a first or second year degree undergrad. Basically, I'm having real trouble finding reliable resources. My topic is what has been discovered by the LHC, so I'm doing 5 sections on the Higg's boson, antimatter, dark matter, additional dimensions and quark-gluon plasma. I have some basic info from the CERN website about the different detectors, but not as detailed as I'll probably need. I will have to explain the physics of the matter (hehe, no pun intended), how it was detected/deduced using the LHC and that knowledge means. My problem is that I know the basics of those areas, so "introduction to" articles/sites aren't helpful, but I don't have the level of education to understand the fully professional ones designed to be read by people who have PhDs. I can't work out how to use google scholar effectively and I can't afford to buy the pdf files. Can anyone please help me out a lot and recommend some sites/resources which I could use to build a good, detailed understanding of these topics, but which don't assume you already have a degree? Or just give me general advice on how to find what I'm looking for would be even better. Give a man a fish and all that... is there a good way to locate reliable sources of information at the level I want? Thankyou very much, this will be very helpful if someone is good enough to help me with this.