When doing research, you should use a variety of sources such as books, articles from newspapers, magazines, or journals, and websites. Always evaluate your sources.
Determining the author for a source is important in deciding whether information is credible. The author should show some evidence of being knowledgeable, reliable and truthful.
The source should contain accurate and up-to-date information that can be verified by other sources.
It is important that the source meets the information needs and requirements of your research assignment.
Some written works are ageless (e.g., classic literature) while others (e.g., technological news) become outdated quickly. It is important to determine if currency is pertinent to your research.
Every author has an opinion. Recognizing this is instrumental in determining if the information presented is objective or biased.
Style and functionality may be of lesser concern. However, if the source is not well-organized, its value is diminished.
Example of acceptable research article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28122407/
Tell-tale signs this article is not for this assignment:
States Review at the top and the abstract's first statement says "review."