Books typically provide extensive coverage on one topic or theme. Subject-specific reference books can provide you with background information as well as the historical context of your topic.
Write down the call number of the print books in your search results to help you locate the books on the shelf, and to give you an idea of where to browse for similar titles.
Articles published in periodicals (journals, newspapers, and magazines) can provide a narrower focus or perspective on specific aspects of your topic. It is useful to understand the purpose, authority, and identifying features of different types of periodicals.
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The Internet can be a valuable source for supplementing the information you have gathered from books and periodicals.
Remember that I recommended .edu, .gov & .org.
However, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you EVALUATE THE INFORMATION you get from the Internet to determine if it is reliable and useful to your research. Countless web pages are available on just about every topic, but how can you know what's worthwhile or credible?
Evaluation of web pages and websites has become a necessary part of the research process, and a means to sharpen your own critical thinking skills.