Selecting sources

How do you select the best sources for your research?

When you're working on a class assignment for a class, consult your assignment sheet first. Your professor may require specific information sources.

If you need: You might try
  • Background information, such as the history of the railroads, or theoretical treatment of any topics, such as cultural differences in communication styles
  • Popular articles about new movies or social trends
  • Current information about a speech given yesterday by Apple's CEO
  • Scholarly articles about the Chinese economy or the human genome