Your topic and research question or thesis statement determines which sources are best. The source that answers your research question is the best source!
These types of sources should be used only for background information and are not usually included in the bibliography of a college-level research paper: handbooks, some textbooks, subject-specific reference sources, general encyclopedias, bibliographies, and open websites.
Non-fiction books and other monographs, some textbooks, some scholarly journal articles, literary criticisms, statistical summaries, trade publications, newspapers, popular magazines, and documentaries
Some scholarly journal articles, in-depth scholarly book chapters, blogs, photographs, and raw statistics