Credibility of Sources
When you are doing a research paper, it is important that you use credible information sources. The most highly credible sources are in the academic (scholarly, peer-reviewed) journals because the articles are reviewed by multiple experts who act as a quality "filter." The popular journals are also "filtered," but not to the extent of the scholarly literature, and are written for the general population. Internet websites are the least filtered and put the burden on you to determine if the information is credible or not.