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Module 1
Asking Good Questions
Module 2
Finding Information
Module 3
Selecting the Best
Module 4
Putting it Together
Module 5
Your Project
Module 6
Making the Grade

How do I locate valid information?

Finding the best sources to answer a question saves time. If you are creating a term paper, video, or presentation, make sure you have the best sources possible! To be an effective, creative researcher you must first begin with quality information from multiple sources. 

By the end of the module, your students will be able to say:

  • I can gather relevant information from a variety of sources to answer a question.
  • I can use limiters to narrow my search to get useful results.
  • I can use technology tools to help me keep track of relevant sources and share the information I locate. 

Download the interactive KWL Finding Chart Word document or PDF and record information. Include possible keywords and phrases. Print the KWL Finding Chart to use throughout the research process.


Read through this infographic on Information Needs and Types. Watch this video about the Information Timeline.


Learn about databases:


Watch this video Choosing and Using Keywords, to learn about databases, search engines, and keywords.