Databases give you more control: They let you find more of what you are looking for...then provide tools to refine your search.
Scholarly: Articles with data, variables, and controls.
Peer reviewed: Evaluated and green-lighted by other experts (peers) in that field before they are published.
Trade Journals: Opinions: Best practices and advice. These are not peer-reviewed until after they are published.
Popular Magazines: For casual reading pleasure, not for serious decisions.
(Writers may explain, summarize, simplify, distort, or misunderstand research.)
Get information from more than one author, lab, or institution.
Multiple viewpoints will increase the usefulness of your conclusions and reduce confirmation bias errors.
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