Using the internet for research is something we all do. It's your responsibility as a scholar to evaluate the information you find to be sure that it is credible and authoritative. Use the 'Evaluating Resources' page for guidance on how to choose appropriate sources or contact your instructor or librarian.
The links below are specific to the field of Composition/Writing.
Information is produced on a cycle that depends on source type. Newer sources of information and information from niche groups or on niche topics tend to be better sourced online. Here are some helpful tips for making your Google search experience more effective.
Places to look for criticism and more
Book reviews (also found in some databases)
Institutional repositories (typically searchable by Google Scholar)
Follow an author
Find a page dedicated to a theory like Postcolonial Studies
NY Times Literary Supplement (in the UL Pop Shop - Level 2 of University Library)