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All information sources are not created equally -- just because an article is published in a magazine or journal does not mean that it is a credible source. Analyze ALL your sources -- articles, websites and books -- for potential author bias, accuracy and relevance to your research topic.
This online questionnaire provides a framework for examining your sources: Online CRAAP test
These sources will help you find background information on your topic. This can help you narrow your research question to a manageable size and also suggest some search terms you might use once you begin your research.
Some questions to ask yourself before you start your research: