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Selecting Sources
Now that you know the wide range of sources available to you, how do you select the best one for your research?

If You Need:

You Might Try:
Background information, such as the history of prisons or population statistics

books
Books

Popular articles about home decorating, automobile reviews or social trends Time magazine
Magazines
Current news about a recent world event or yesterday's closing stock market prices newspapers
Newspapers or the Web

Scholarly articles about eating disorders, genetic screening, or education

Journal of the American Medical Association
Journals

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