Is the resource you have found about the right thing and does it use language you can understand?
A quick way of checking that the journal article or book you have found is suitable is to look at the summary:
Think about it - if you don't understand the abstract, you probably won't understand the article!
Do you know that you can preview the article or book when you click on the full record link in the catalogue?
You will find a range of material which need to be assessed to see if it is actually useful to include. The following criteria will help you make decisions about the material that you are trying to assess.
The CRAAP Test was developed by the Meriam Library at California State University to help you evaluate the information you find. This information has been adapted from the Evaluating Information - Applying the CRAAP Test by California State University
The timeliness of the information
Ask yourself these questions:
How importance is this information to your needs
The source of the information
The reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content
The reason the information exists