How to Read a Text Critically - From Harvard Library, this provides a step-by-step guide on how to read a text critically. Following these steps will help you to absorb more information for a longer period of time.
The research process is not a straight line - it can twist and turn as you learn more. Don't be afraid to follow up on information that interests you - it's easier to write about a topic if you're interested in it!
Not all of the information on the internet is reliable. Some things to think about:
Some good places to find reliable information:
For more information, see the guide on Evaluating Information (including images).