Not all resources are created equal! Information is plentiful, and anyone on the Internet can make any claim. Therefore, it is important to check your sources -- because your arguments are only as good as the sources you use! Happily, there are strategies to help you determine if a piece of information you are reading is credible and reliable.
Information will come to you in a variety of formats. Different types of resources have different authority and credibility cues. It is important to know the differences between resource types so that you can make good decisions about which ones to trust and use in your own work.
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Below are a selection of brief videos and tutorials that discuss strategies for evaluating resources. Check them out!
When looking at resources online, such as blogs or videos or news articles, use lateral reading to quickly establish if the source is credible and accurate.
The four moves of SIFT are essentially about RECONTEXTUALIZING what you read online. In doing so, you give yourself enough information to absorb digital content effectively and make informed decisions.
These sources can help you verify the truth or falsity of specific claims.