How do you determine a good source?
There are several main criteria for determining whether a source is reliable or not.1) Accuracy. Verify the information you already know against the information found in the source. 2) Authority. Make sure the source is written by a trustworthy author and/or institution. 3) Currency. 4) Coverage.
Which source is the most reliable?
Academic journal articles are probably the most reliable source of current thinking in your field. To be the most reliable they need to be peer reviewed. This means that other academics have read them before publication and checked that they are making claims that are backed up by their evidence.
Why do you need to evaluate a Web site and its content?
Evaluating Websites and Other Information Resources. Whenever you do research – especially legal research – you must evaluate the information you find before you rely on it. Although it is important to evaluate information published in any format, evaluation is particularly important for information found on the web.