|You need a credible source for your general interest or to do some background reading to get keywords||Newspapers, magazines, credible websites, documentary films|
|You need to do general research a topic (eg Civil War nurses, the Aztecs, French Revolution, Joan of Arc)||Books, ebooks, reference materials (encyclopedias, secondary or tertiary sources)|
|You need a scholarly article for an assignment||Online Databases from Library's page|
The key to a successful search is keywords. You will have to see what combination of keywords gives you the best results.
For example in the Proquest Central
Using the CRAP Test to Find Credible Resources
Look for these criteria to determine if you have a credible resource. If you are unsure, you should investigate. Still have concerns??? Find another resource.