3. Selecting Resources
Before searching for information on your topic, it's important to decide what types of resources will work best for your research. Should you look for books, websites, journal articles, newspapers or something else?
|Information Need||Type of Resources|
|General information, definition, or short overview:||Encyclopedias, dictionaries, or other reference works, in print or on the web|
|In-depth analysis:||Books or scholarly journals|
|Detailed, in-depth, current research:||Scholarly journals or scholarly websites|
|Current, brief reporting:||Newspapers, magazines or websites|
You will also need to determine how accurate and appropriate the source is for your needs. These guides can help you: