Regardless of the types of sources you plan to use (i.e. books, journals, electronic resources, newspapers, etc.) for your research, it is helpful to devise a method for ensuring your chosen references fit the purpose and criteria of your assignment. This will also help prepare you for referencing later in the process.
Some questions you should ask yourself in preparation for searching include:
You can also use your reading lists as a basis for ideas about finding additional sources for your report. The titles on your reading lists have already been vetted by your lecturers and determined to be sound pieces of work, therefore, it is a good idea to compare any additional materials you want to use to those provided already in your lists.