When using information for research you must use good critical thinking skills to evaluate it!
There is a huge range of quality in web resources. In order to determine if particular information or a website would be worthwhile to use in your research, consider the criteria in the box to the right.
This series of 4 short videos give you the tools and methods you need to quickly evaluate information using the SIFT method
Original source and lots more descriptive text: SIFT: the four moves by Mike Caulfield
Volume 1: Introduction
Volume 2: Investigate the Source
Volume 3: Find the Original Source
Volume 4: Look for Trusted Work
Use the criteria below to review the website you are evaluating. A high quality source with good information will enable you to answer MOST of the questions in each box with a "YES."