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Step 2: Information Seeking Strategies

a. Determine the range of possible sources (brainstorm)
Where am I likely to find the answer? It can be from Books, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Ready Reference Sources (Almanacs & Yearbooks, Handbooks, Directories), Biographical Sources (Biography, Autobiography, Genealogy, Biographical Dictionaries), Geographical Sources (Map, Atlas, Gazeteers, Guidebooks, Globe), Index, Serials, Interviews, or Websites, Other Information Sources (Government Documents, Company and Trade Literature, Technical Reports, Standards & Specificatons, Patents & Trademarks, Dissertations & Thesis). Online Reference Tools that you can use.

b. Evaluate the different possible sources to determine priorities (select the best sources)
Carefully consider what are the best sources among your list. What are the most available to use? What are the most useful? Which source is best for answering the question or solving the problem?

When Searching Online:


Jansen, Barbara A. Big6 - A Good Way to Get Started. http://www.big6.com/kidsshowarticle.php?id=134

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