Even if a source is credible and a good source, it may not fit in the context of your research argument. Do not just use it because it is a good source.
As you review the source, take notes and be mindful of how the information fits or supports what you want to say. Ask yourself:
- What do I need? An overview of my topic? Data, evidence, or research? Personal accounts or primary resources?
- These needs are satisfied by different sources. And you may need to fill in gaps in the research or information you need for your assignment.
- Did I consult multiple perspectives during my research?
- Don't only find or use (and ultimately cite) sources that only confirm your argument or perspective.