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Evaluating Resources

SIFT: Moves for Web Evaluation

SIFT is a helpful acronym for initially evaluating source credibility. SIFT (from Mike Caulfield) stands for:

  • STOP
  • INVESTIGATE the source
  • FIND trusted coverage.
  • TRACE claims, quotes, and media back to the original context.
     

Modified from Mike Caulfield's SIFT (Four Moves), which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

 Evaluating Online Sources: A Toolkit Source: Rowan University CC-BY-NC-SA