EMPOWER - Starting Your Research: Page 4 of 11
Selecting the Right Source
Now that you know the wide range of information sources available to you, how do you select the best one for your research?
If you're working on an assignment for a class, be sure to find out if certain types of sources are required.
|If you need...||Try...|
|Background information, such as United States politics or the history of women's rights|
|Some books, specialized reference books, or encyclopedias|
|Popular articles, such as new movie reviews or social trends|
|Current Information, such as recent natural disasters|
|Newspapers or web sites|
|Scholarly information about specific academic subjects, such as social work or nursing|
|Some books or scholarly journals|