The SIFT Method by Mike Caulfield provides four quick moves you can do when evaluating an online source. Learn more about using the SIFT method to sort fact from fiction related to COVID-19 at Sifting Through the Coronavirus Pandemic.
CTRL-F, a project from Canadian nonprofit CIVIX, is an extension of the SIFT Method. The guide provides short videos and activities which can help you pick up three fundamental skills.
After you have decided that a source is potentially useful, read it carefully and critically, asking yourself the following questions about how this research fits your writing project:
Adapted from Easy Writer (4th ed.)