Just because information is available via the internet and in print sources doesn’t mean that it is actually accurate or good research. When writing a research paper, it is very important to critically evaluate your search results.
What influences the way an author writes? remember to consider Point of View, and the differences between first and secondhand accounts.
How do you know if you’ve found ‘good’ info? Think Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.
Source, Motive, Authority, Review, Two-Source Test –the SMART check is an excellent way evaluate news stories.