When you are evaluating information it is important to evaluate the information on the following criteria:
Currency Is there a date on the information? When was the information last updated?
Relevancy Does the information meet your needs that you are looking for? What does the information add to your research?
Authority Who is the author of the information? What credentials does the author have to write about the subject? Is the author qualified to write about the topic?
Accuracy Are the sources using factual information so that it can be verified? Can you verify any of the information in independent sources? Has the information been reviewed? Is the information free of errors e.g. spelling an grammar.
Purpose Who is the intended audience? Is the purpose to inform or Teach? Explain? Entertain? To sell something?
Research Companion has embedded tools such as Topic and Search Aids, and Source Evaluation Aid, to get you to the information you need. The tools are easy to use and they also have a video tutorial on how to use the tools. Click on the tabs for each tool and click on the link that will take you to the available tool.