Before you begin searching, take a few moments to make sure you head to the correct databases or websites for your assignment.
1) What type of resources are allowed for the assignment? Peer reviewed articles only? Reliable websites? Books?
2) What TYPE of information are you looking for? Beyond the assignment requirements for resources, what does your particular topic or research question call for? This is sometimes more difficult to answer. Ask a librarian if you are unsure.
3) Is there a discipline specific database that would be helpful? Some databases that you have access to will address specific disciplines and may be appropriate for you to search in.