1) Use AND searches to narrow down results, use OR searches to broaden results and use NOT searches to eliminate some results
2) Peer Reviewed articles are often more reliable sources.
3) Wikipedia is a good place to start a search but not often a good source to use.
4) Search the author’s background to check for authenticity and reliability.
5) Watch out for MLA citations, check for errors.
6) Use the Baruch School databases to look for sources.
7) Avoid plagiarism, always cite your sources.
8) Read your sources thoroughly to select the best possible source.
9) If in doubt, ask a librarian or another expert.
10) Take a research (LIB 1015) class.