Knowing what you need to know is half the battle in research. Your research question will help you focus on the knowledge you are looking for, but where will you find it? What sources are appropriate for academic writing? There are now many types of sources that are accessible through the Internet as well as other means. This page contains resources to help you recognize various types of sources online and off and grapple with the complexity of the contemporary information landscape.
This is a presentation by William Badke about the Information Age. He describes how the Internet increases the access to information, but not all of the information is credible or "good" information.