Seven steps to effective researching
<ul><li>Brainstorm topics use a graphic organizer </li></ul>
 
2. Browse <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias </li></ul...
3. Skim and Scan <ul><li>Skim text for words in  bold </li></ul><ul><li>Scan photos for captions </li></ul><ul><li>Scan li...
4. Key Words Use key words to develop essential questions.
5. Essential Questions <ul><li>How is ________ related to _______? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a new example of _________? <...
6. Boolean Search <ul><li>Use AND to narrow search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: cat AND dog will list sites containing both w...
7. Take Notes <ul><li>Title of book, periodical, website. Include author, date published. </li></ul><ul><li>Include page #...
Review of step by step search plan <ul><li>Start with general works (dictionaries, print and electronic encyclopedias, atl...
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7 steps for effective researching

  1. 1. Seven steps to effective researching
  2. 2. <ul><li>Brainstorm topics use a graphic organizer </li></ul>
  3. 4. 2. Browse <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><li>Atlases </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul>
  4. 5. 3. Skim and Scan <ul><li>Skim text for words in bold </li></ul><ul><li>Scan photos for captions </li></ul><ul><li>Scan lists </li></ul><ul><li>Scan graphics: tables, charts, etc.. </li></ul>
  5. 6. 4. Key Words Use key words to develop essential questions.
  6. 7. 5. Essential Questions <ul><li>How is ________ related to _______? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a new example of _________? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some possible solutions for the problem of __________________? </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why _____________________? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think would happen if __? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is _____________ important? </li></ul>
  7. 8. 6. Boolean Search <ul><li>Use AND to narrow search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: cat AND dog will list sites containing both words. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use NOT to narrow search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: cat NOT dog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use OR to broaden search </li></ul>
  8. 9. 7. Take Notes <ul><li>Title of book, periodical, website. Include author, date published. </li></ul><ul><li>Include page # </li></ul><ul><li>notes </li></ul>
  9. 10. Review of step by step search plan <ul><li>Start with general works (dictionaries, print and electronic encyclopedias, atlases) </li></ul><ul><li>Look for and record key words, search terms and subject headings </li></ul><ul><li>Use these terms while online </li></ul><ul><li>Locate materials in library </li></ul><ul><li>Search online databases using key words, search terms and subject headings </li></ul><ul><li>Ask other people </li></ul><ul><li>Search the internet, using a specific search engine and key terms </li></ul>

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