I offer help with reviewing the following Internet and university Library sources. I then determine which sources are reliable and which are not.
University Library article: http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=1&hid=15&sid=98534678-3fa4-4425-99e9-26ca3dddace5%40sessionmgr8&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=a9h&AN=20951807
-Web site: http://www1bpt.bridgeport.edu/~darmri/capital.html
What an excellent question!
The criteria for reliability is the information should meet as many of these criterion as possible. It's like a scale, the more criterion met, the more reliable. If your instructor gave you a scale, use that one. If you don't have a scale description, here is mine.
1. (not reliable) Information is published on the internet or a gossip magazine and the author has no reputation. (magazines like National Inquirer or other gossip magazines). Opinion pieces or blogs from the general public.
2. (slightly reliable) Information is published on the internet or a popular magazine and the author has an excellent reputation or is from a well known institution of science (university, think tank, or similar). Opinion pieces from noted authors or reporters.
3. (slightly reliable) Information is ...