Where to find Electric displacement help

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I'm having a little trouble wrapping my head around the idea of electric displacement fields, it doesn't fit in with any the intuition I gained from lower devision E&M. Are there any lectures online dealing with the subject? Or textbooks that do a particularly good job of explaining? (My class uses Griffiths, who I'm usually pretty happy with, but his explanation of the topic isn't sufficient this time).
 

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To clarify: my issue is with the difference between electric displacement (D), and the closest analogy I know, electric field, in an electrostatic environment. Things like how E field lines end at any charge and D lines only end at free charges. If you want to explain it yourself that would be helpful as well, but since I have a weak understanding I cannot form pointed questions that can be answered easily.
 

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