When selecting your sources, consider the following:
- Is it too general? A one-paragraph encyclopedia entry might not give enough information for a college-level project. You'll need to look for more.
- Is it too specific? Maybe you're looking for some background information on the history of music in one country. A book focusing exclusively on one composer from the 1920s in that country will be too specific to your needs.
- Is it relevant? After going down a research rabbit-hole, sometimes you lose track of what information you really need. Double-check to make sure your source answers the questions you need it to answer.
- Is it credible? See below for more information on evaluating source credibility.