Question on Debian Backports

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I am mostly using Debian Testing and had never tried using Stable + Backports. Was reading about Backports and wondering how to know if, the packages we wanted to install is in Backports or not. For example, after adding backports to source.list, if I wanted to install smplayer, will the results of apt-cache or aptitude search tell me that new packages from backport is available, instead of installing from stable? (HowTos)