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First-Year Research Guide

This guide provides resources on developing an inquiry question, finding background information, using the library catalog and databases, and developing a list of keyword terms

Video: Evaluating Information

SIFT Method

The SIFT Method of evaluating information was developed by Mike Caulfield at Washington State University at Vancouver. The infographic below outlines the steps of SIFT, which will help you evaluate the information you encounter in a proper context.

(Inforgraphic created by Annie Zeidman-Karpinski, University of Oregon Libraries)