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Once you have a source in front of you, you need to start reading to find information. 

  • Read! Read! Read! Skim and scan to get to the good stuff.

  • Did you find the information you need? Does it answer your questions?

  • Is it a fact? A fact is true information based on research.

For example: An ant is an insect.

  • Is it an opinion? An opinion is someone's thoughts or ideas on a subject.

For example: I think ants are ugly.

  • Is it up-to-date? Up-to-date means that the information is recent. Up-to-date resources include important new information.

 

How to Use Online Tools

The World Wide Web is a part of the Internet that contains documents, images, and various other types of resources that are hyperlinked, or linked, to each other and that are able to be found, or retrieved. The documents are kept on computers called servers, and the servers can send the information to your computer. The World Wide Web is also referred to as the Web, and resources found on the Web, or online resources, may or may not be trustworthy. Use online tools to find online resources.

Some online resources are free, and others require a fee to use.

 

As you find information, look back at the essential or guiding questions to keep you on the right track.

  • Does the information answer or relate to your questions?
  • Revise or redefine your questions, if necessary.


Not finding what you need? Try changing your keyword or try another search strategy.

  • What is a Boolean operator?
  • How do quotation marks affect a search?
  • What is truncation? How do I use a wildcard?
  • Too many hits? Try more specific keywords.
  • Not enough hits? Try more general keywords.

 

Next => Now that you have used your sources, it is time to take notes.

 


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