#1 Task Definition
Determine a purpose and need for information—What
am I supposed to do?
What information do I need in order to do this? (Consider listing in question form.) List below information that you feel you need to know at this time.
#2 Information Seeking Strategies
Examine alternative approaches to acquiring information. List
the best sources to find this information. Don't forget traditional print and human sources as appropriate.
#3 Location & Access
Locate sources and access the information within them—Where will I locate these
@ school library
@ public or university library
@ personal library
#4 Use of Information
Use a source to gain information—How will I record the information that I find?
@ take notes using cards or electronic note cards
@ take notes on notebook paper
@ take notes using a word processor (Microsoft Word form)
How will I give credit to my sources?
@ use the Quick Guide or for information on citing sources and on using footnotes and preparing a Works Cited or Bibliography page
@ Go straight to Citation Machine
Integrate information from a variety
will I show my results?
@ written paper
How will I give credit
to my sources in my final product or performance?
@ include a written bibliography/Works Cited Page
Timeline for assignment
@ Ideas for project (task definition) completed by:____________
@ Information searching (note taking) completed by:___________
@ First draft due:___________
@ Completed assignment due:______________
Before turning in my assignment, I need to check off all of these
@ what I created to finish the assignment is appropriate for what I stated was my purpose (# 1)
@ the information I found in matches the information needed in to support my purpose
@ credit is given to my sources, written in standard citation format
@ I am in compliance of copyright laws and fair use guidelines
@ my work is complete and includes appropriate heading
information (name, teacher’s name, assignment, date, title, page numbers, etc.)
@ I would be proud for anyone to view this work