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Currency: the timeliness of the information
Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs
Authority: the source of the information
Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content
Purpose: the reason the information exists
When choosing databases to use for your research, there are several factors to consider:
If you have a general topic, and are not sure where to search, it is a good idea to start in Academic Search Complete, which is a general database with some information on almost every topic.
Choosing the right database is one of the most important parts of the research process. If you are not familiar with the databases, ask a librarian for help.