When doing research it's always important to evaluate the information and the sources that we find. A good way to do this is to use the CAARP test outline below and to make sure that the academic articles have been peer-reviewed.
When was the information created?
Who created the information? Who published the information: publisher, journal, website?
Is the information supported by evidence? Has it been reviewed? Is it unbiased?
Does the information relate to your topic? Who is the target audience?
What is the purpose of the information? Why is the information being published?
Researcher/professor writes an article
Submits it to a scholarly journal
The article is evaluated by the editorial board of the journal
Is is then evaluated by other specialists in the field