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SIFT: Thinking Habits for Evaluating Sources

 Evaluating sources--judging whether they are credible and relevant to your research--is one of the most important research skills you'll learn.  You need to use high-quality, reliable resources to give your own analysis more authority and credibility.

 

Most of the library's resources, such as the catalog and the databases, will lead you to authoritative sources, but you still need to be able to evaluate the information for bias and balance. The videos and information on this page will help you do that.

Take the "Fakeout" Quiz

Test your ability to sniff out Fake News and questionable information.  How'd you do?