When doing research, you may find online information using the online library databases provided by your school or websites from the Internet. It is always a good practice to use the information found on the library databases because you will find credible sources that are written by experts on the field or subject.
When using websites from the Internet, you probably want to use them as your last resource and ask your professor if it is okay to use them. Since anybody can publish on the Internet, make sure you evaluate the information on the websites for accuracy and reliability. Read the information provided by Virginia Tech's University Libraries on evaluating Internet sources.
Ask a librarian to show you how to use the library's resources such as the catalog, databases, reference materials, etc. Librarians can also help you develop strategies that would help you with your research process.
Use other services on campus. The Writing Cafe is a great place to get help with your writing process. The tutors in the Tutoring Center can guide you in understanding your assignment, organizing your work as well as giving you feedback on your draft.