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SSI1 180 Global Bioethics 


We'll use this guide to jumpstart our conversation about lateral reading, and finding and evaluating useful, credible sources to inform your research. To get started, please read the document "Introducing SIFT" and also watch the brief video about the skill of lateral reading linked to the right.

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The SIFT Method

SIFT is a method of evaluating online information developed by Mike Caulfield of Washington State University Vancouver. This infographic shows the steps of SIFT: Stop, investigate the source, find trusted coverage, trace claims, quotes and media to the original context.

SIFT infographic


Learn more about SIFT:

Lateral Reading

This video (3.5 minutes) from University of Louisville Libraries Citizen Literacy Project describes the practice of "lateral reading," a strategy used by professional fact-checkers to investigate the reliability of online sources.

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