The greatest experience I've had since joining HubPages is the research into topics, whether current events or history or whatever. I have learned a lot and, in addition, have been able to put things into better context. Also, I found I really enjoy the search and discovery. I've even had to change some of my preconceptions about things I "knew" before. Heavens to Murgatroyd. One method I use is to look at websites from other lands. I've seen some great stuff as well as some pretty outlandish "news" which I've followed up on from other sources. Speaking of sources, one rule I have is to never, never rely on just one source. There needs to be corroboration-- and even then, consider the source. For example, I looked into FEMA death camps, found the government documentation and looked at the sites describing the camps. They seemed to have a certain slant ("Jews erecting concentration camps in America" and the like) so I put that on the back burner just to keep an eye on the subject. Did I say never rely on one source? If I ever do, I will state that fact in my article.