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Reliable sources consist of:
Library Database collection
This page gives examples of these and how to tell if they are reliable.
Less than 5 years old
When looking at websites, ensure it shows credibility. There should be an about us link, and a way to look the company or author up through the site. Sites should also be no older that 5 years.
While Wikipedia is a good place to start for ideas, it is not considered a reliable source. Anyone can post or change information on this site.
Located in Dover, Delaware Archives is open to the public. You can begin your search on this site, then go to the Archives for more help or actual items for viewing
Link to libraries in Delaware. Resources include Ask a Librarian, Card Catalog, Inter library loans, Database of journals. There are also links to the local libraries. Find one close to you.
Link to Google Scholar for reliable sources online
Local newspaper (in relation to where events occurred)
No date limit when writing about an event that took place in history.
Stay away from gossip magazines when conducting research.