Criteria to use when assessing the quality of the information you find and deciding which sources to use for your research
Not all information resources are created equal! Be sure you think about what kind of information you are using. Some quick guidelines:
Penn State University Libraries' How to Evaluate Information page offers an in-depth guide to evaluating sources, including tips on what to look for in books, periodicals, and web sites.
Some additional tips when evaluating science writing: