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Core 1000: Ignite Seminar Library Research Tutorial

SIFT in Action

The four moves below, known as SIFT, can help you evaluate claims and sources you find online. 

  1. (S)TOP 
  2. (I)nvestigate the Source
  3. (F)ind better coverage
  4. (T)race claims, quotes, and media back to the original context

Want to see these moves in action? Watch the video below.

Source: "SIFT: Evaluating Web Content" by Wayne State University Library System. Adapted from Michael Caulfield's "Check, Please!" course. The canonical version of of this course exists at The text and media of this site, where possible, is released into the CC-BY and free for use and revision.