Form an approach to initiating an assignment.
Use keywords from a research question or statement to search.
Distinguish differences between popular and scholarly articles.
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Depending on the topic, you will use various databases, for ex. PsycINFO and PsycARTICLEs for topics related to psychology, ERIC - for educational topics, and of course Social Work Abstracts which is the key database in your discipline. Don't forget to search Academic Search Complete and JSTOR as these are interdisciplinary databases.
For books, click on the appropriate tab and search the online catalog.
When you are googling for websites, keep in mind that you need to find good quality websites. 'Anything and everything' will not be acceptable as a source. So click on the Evaluating Internet Sources tab and review the criteria when you are looking at websites. Wikipedia is not an acceptable source that you can reference!