The Big6™ Skills
The Big6 is a process model of how people of all ages solve an information problem. From practice and study, we found that successful information problem-solving encompasses six stages with two sub-stages under each:
1. Task Definition
1.1 Define the information problem
1.2 Identify information needed
2. Information Seeking Strategies
2.1 Determine all possible sources
2.2 Select the best sources
3. Location and Access
3.1 Locate sources (intellectually and physically)
3.2 Find information within sources
4. Use of Information
4.1 Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch)
4.2 Extract relevant information
5.1 Organize from multiple sources
5.2 Present the information
6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness)
6.2 Judge the process (efficiency)
Here is a Great Research Guide from The University of Melbourne.
How about this one?
The truth is, it doesn't matter which research strategy you use as long as
you have some logical way to plan your project, do your
research and present your findings.
Research Cycle Diagram by McCain Library @ Erskine College
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MODULE 1: Selecting a Topic
MODULE 2: Finding Sources
MODULE 3: Selecting Keywords
MODULE 4: Identifying Citations
MODULE 5: Evaluating Sources
How do I bookmark my sites?
Save all your best sites online.
Go to the Diigo Bookmarking Site
Or try Zotero for your citations and bookmarking.
Looking for great resources?
Try our Databases. Use your MOL login.
Find a book, video or image in our library catalog Click the high school catalog and login at the top.
Find a thesis to use in your research. OpenThesis.org
For Information on Google go HERE . Take the Power Search course & learn tips and tricks.
Try Google Scholar for college level journals.