One way to think about determine if some information is reliable or credible enough for our research is to think about how the information was created. Depending on what "checks" the information had to go through (did a subject expert confirm the information? Was the information posted during the event, with firsthand perspective?), even a social media post may be useful! Here is a general timeline:
Source: "Information Timeline" by QCCLibrary, educational use
Maybe it was easy to find, but is it good? Does this information belong in my academic project or is it .... CRAP?
Use the CRAP Test to check if your sources are appropriately credible for your research!
C - Currency
R - Relevance
A - Authority / Accuracy
P - Purpose / Point of View