Now that you know the wide range of sources available to you, how do you select the best one for your research?
If you're working on an assignment for a class, consult your assignment first. Sometimes professors will require certain information sources. If they don't include source requirements in your assignments, talk with them about which sources are preferred.
|If you need:||You might try:|
|Background or indepth information, such as the history of railroads, eating disorders, or the civil rights movement||Books|
|Popular articles about current events or social trends||Magazines|
|Information about a speech yesterday by the Governor of Oklahoma||Newspapers or Web|
|Scholarly articles about patents for new chemical elements||Journals|