First Year Writing Research Guide

Additional sources about S.I.F.T.

HapgoodMike Caulfield explains SIFT in his own words on his blog.

Web Literacy for Student Fact-CheckersMike Caulfield offers more in-depth information about using S.I.F.T. in his freely available ebook.

Check, Please! Starter Course: Mike Caulfield's free five-part course on fact-checking and source-checking.

Get HelpRemember, you can always as a librarian for help with evaluating information!


The SIFT method was created by Mike Caulfield. All SIFT information in this guide is adapted from his materials with a CC BY 4.0 license.