Ask some simple questions of any material you may find on an internet search, or of any material you use for your assignments.
Who wrote or produced the material?
Are they recognized and reliable, for example academics, clinicians
Journal articles should usually be peer-reviewed: so, carefully by reviewers of an equivalent professional standing before acceptance
What did they write? For example:
a general opinion piece or blog post with no referenced evidence
content for an accredited body such as the General Medical Council (GMC) or World Health Organisation (WHO
Check the domain name for a website:
When was the piece written?
Why was the piece written?
Kelly,J., Sadaghieh, T. and Adeli, K. (2014) 'Peer review in scientific publications', Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, 25 (3), pp. 227-243.