Big6 #2: Information Seeking Strategies: What can I use to find what I need?


2.1 Determine the range of possible sources (brainstorm)
- Make a list of all the possible sources of information that will help you answer the questions you wrote in Task Definition (Big6#1.1, 1.2).
- Consider library books, encyclopedias, and web sites to which your library subscribes (ask your librarian!), people who are experts in your subject, observation of your subject, free web sites and surveys.


2.2 Evaluate the possible sources to determine priorities (select the best sources)
- Look carefully at your list.
- Circle the sources that are available to you and easy for you to use.
(Try new sources, you might find some really fun facts. If there are some new sources that you need help to use, ask your teacher, librarian, mom or dad.)

Sources for your report on Portugal might include:
encyclopedias
almanacs
websites
books about Portugal
maps
people from Portugal
databases
museums
art galleries
school library
public library.