With resources like Google at our fingertips, information isn't hard to find. What is challenging is determining whether that information is credible and can be trusted. What is the purpose? Is it factual? Relevant to your topic?
A Google search is often our first stop to gain a basic understanding of the main ideas about a topic, but since anyone with access to a computer can publish anything online, it is crucial that you evaluate the information you find, especially when completing a research paper, or looking for important information (like health, election, or financial information).
Web sources can be particularly hard to evaluate, so CSU Chico librarians developed this handy acronym in 2010 to help you determine if a source may be CRAAP (pdf).