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WMS Research Libguides: Evaluating Sources

A landing page for all things research!

Use SIFT to evaluate sources

USE SIFT to evaluate your sources! 
Only 4 steps!

1. STOP! 

2. INVESTIGATE THE SOURCE. Where did the information come from?

3. FIND BETTER COVERAGE! Corroborate your information with other (maybe better- known) sources

4. TRACE claims, quotes and media to their original source

 

Evaluate

QUESTIONS TO ASK:

• Who made this?

• How was this made?

• Why was this made?

• When was this made?

• What is this missing?

• Where do I go from here?

Doublecheck your information with these sites:
Snopes
FactCheck.Org
Politifact

 

Image Evaluation