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Before beginning a project you will sometimes need to figure out what kind of source will provide the kind of information you need to answer your research question. If your professor has not assigned what types of sources to use, consider if you need primary, secondary or a mix of types before starting your search.
Scholarly articles and books introduce new knowledge based on original research or experimentation.
Many scholarly articles undergo the peer-review process through which experts in the field scrutinize articles before they are published, resulting in high quality scholarly information.
Websites are great for all kinds of information. News, video, images, scanned and photographed artifacts and documents, music and recordings! Many museums, colleges, libraries and organizations share a lot of information online.
However, as you know, websites can be created by anyone, and can change at any time, so be sure to evaluate any website you use.