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Horticulture Research Guide: Practice


Below are two sample sources. We'll evaluate each one and use the SIFT Method to discuss the suitability of the source for college research.

Remember, SIFT stands for:


Investigate the Source

Find better coverage

Trace back to the original source


  1. Go to the following article: How to get rid of nightshade
  2. Use the SIFT Method to evaluate the source.
  3. What did you find out about the source? Your instructor has indicated that you can't use as a reference. Why do you think that is?
  4. Can you find a better source for information on the poisonous plant Bittersweet Nightshade? Let's discuss other sources as a class.