Student Services Librarian
There are a few approaches you can take to identify reasonable reliable information:
First, the CRAAP test is a good approach to evaluation:
2nd, look at a number of sources and note if they corroborate or agree with each other.
3rd, draw from more reliable sources like a peer-reviewed or refereed journal or text book.
What is peer review? Peer review is where specialists look at the work of the submitting author (who is also a specialist) and essentially vets or referees the work by making suggestions for improvement and deciding, ultimately, if an article should be published.
How do I know if a journal is peer reviewed? Often the publisher website will identify if a journal is peer reviewed, but Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory is another tool that allows you to find the journal and if it has a referee shirt, it is peer reviewed.