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First-Year Seminar Tutorials

This series of tutorials is designed to introduce students to library resources, services, and the basics of conducting research

Evaluate Your Sources Tutorial

This tutorial will take you through the basics of quick source and claim-checking, and introduce you to our "four moves" (which we remember with the acronym SIFT), a series of actions to take when encountering claims and sources on the web. The series of short videos included below show you how to put the four moves into practice.

Please note that although this tutorials can be viewed on mobile devices and tablets, it displays best on computers. The quiz questions for this module are built into the tutorial.

Click anywhere on the image to begin.

This tutorial was adapted from the Check, Please! Starter Course created by Mike Caulfield and published under a CC-BY license. The course is available here:

Online Verification Skills Videos

In this series of videos, Mike Caulfield shares simple tools and strategies that will help you verify the information you find online. Caulfield is the director of blended and networked learning at Washington State University Vancouver, and head of the Digital Polarization Initiative of the American Democracy Project. He is also the author of the free online textbook Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers.

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