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?
Does the information relate to your topic? Who is the target audience?
Who created the information? Who published the information: publisher, journal, website?
Is the information supported by evidence? Has it been reviewed? Is it unbiased?
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