Critically appraising evidence is an essential skill for evidence-based practice across disciplines. There are a number of checklists available to assist you in reading and evaluating papers, as well as books such as How to Read a Paper.
1. The UK's Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) has a number of downloadable checklists.
2. Oxford's Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine has a number of worksheets.
3. The Joanna Briggs Institute provides resources to 'assess the trustworthiness, relevance and results of published papers'.