Not sure which result to use as a source? Try the TRAAP Test:
Timeliness: Is the information new? What might have changed since this source was published?
Relevance: Is this source on your topic? Is only a section of it on your topic? Does it only cover some parts of your topic?
Authority: Why should you trust that this author knows what she or he is talking about?
Accuracy: How did the author come up with the information in this source?
Purpose: Why did this author create this source? What is his or her perspective?
Learn more with our Evaluating Sources research guide: