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Democracy 101 @ CSU

Learn how to become an engaged citizen by learning about important issues and voting.

SIFT: Find Trusted Sources

What is the SIFT Method? Learn more from the creator, Mike Caufield, before watching the videos below.

Depending on your information need, you may find that the first two steps in SIFT are sufficient to verify the source you want to share or use, and your work is done. However, if you're unsure about the trustworthiness of a source, the next step in the SIFT process is to evaluate the claim by Finding Trusted Sources.  

If the source you're looking to verify is an image, using reverse image search (described in the video below) can help you determine its veracity.

Please feel free to use and modify!