Follow the link for a helpful guide on the five main principles for evaluating scholarly sources: RADAR
After viewing the guide, attempt the Writing Activity below for further practice and then do the RADAR Challenge, an exercise for analyzing an academic source in depth.
Mandalios, J. (2013). RADAR: An approach for helping students evaluate Internet sources. Journal Of Information Science, 39, 470-478. doi:10.1177/0165551513478889
Meriam Library at California State University, Chico. (2010, September 17). Evaluating information-Applying the CRAAP test. Retrieved from http://www.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/eval_websites.pdf