When getting started, I will sometimes Google my topic to help me find more vocabulary and ideas. Once you're ready to find scholarly literature, you'll want to use a library catalog, journal database, or Google Scholar to help you find appropriate sources, but a general Google search can be helpful in the brainstorming phase.
|Author||Staff writer; journalist||Expert in the field; known credentials|
|Audience||General public||Scholars, researchers|
|Language||Little technical language or subject-specific jargon||Uses technical language and subject-specific jargon|
|Coverage||Broad topics; shallow coverage; shorter length||Narrow topics; in-depth coverage; longer length|
|Documentation||Usually no bibliography||Bibliography present|