Hey girlfriend! A question I can answer well.....I'm an ACE researcher. I've done heavy duty research for years....for many many different reasons...long before my HubLife.....
.I use anything and everything available...and then some.
Internet, books, magazines, Documentary & training CD's...EducationalTV, speaking with experts or people in general....I dig and search and check out every possible source.
I have found that this really works best and yields the most factual, current, useful, varied and most widely-utilized info, possible.
Everytime we think we've thoroughly researched...we can actually find more....and of course, the more, the better.