Selecting: What information do I really need to use? What information can I leave out? How relevant is the information I have found? How credible (correct) is the information I have found? How will I write up the information I have found? Do I know how to take notes?
Is it good information?
Wherever your information comes from you need to be able to understand and select according to the topic. Use the keywords that you made during step 1, they will help you focus when reading through all the resources.
You will find a range of material which need to be assessed to see if it is actually useful to include. The following criteria will help you make decisions about the material that you are trying to assess.
The timeliness of the information
Ask yourself these questions:
The importance of the information for your needs
The source of the information
The reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content
The reason the information exists