How are you supposed to find the trustworthy sources when you can't automatically accept the information you are retrieving as credible, accurate, or unbiased? While you may not be a subject expert in the area you are researching, there are a number of basic things to look for that can help you evaluate the credibility of your information sources. After finding a source that is relevant to your topic, it's time to begin your detective work. The criteria of the TRAAPS test will help you to decide whether your sources are credible.
Source: Central Connecticut State University Elihu Burritt Library Guide to Evaluating Sources