It involves a researcher taking an objective look at a potential source of information, taking a well informed decision about its credibility and accuracy, before determining whether or not is an appropriate source for a particular paper or project. Researchers are likely to find multiple sources, but not all resources will be equally suitable for use an academic work.
Therefore, it is imperative that the researcher understand how to evaluate resources before making use of them in answering the research topic
Evaluating information sources is important part of the research process. Not all information is reliable or true or all information will be suitable for your paper. Print and internet sources vary widely in their authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency and coverage.