For many students, their first impulse when they get a research assignment is to search Google. Although websites can give you valuable information about the nature of your topic, in most cases, they should be cited sparingly in your final research paper. At the college level, most of your cited sources should come from journals, magazines, and books. As you progress in your college career, you will be using journals more and more. It's best to start getting familiar with library research now, and break yourself of the habit of relying only on the open web.