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 find 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 you will be able to say:

  • I can gather relevant information from a variety of sources to answer a question.
  • I can 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 find.

Directions: Begin with #1 and work through #4 below. Then, click next.

Note: If you are using the databases from home you may need your school district's INFOhio username and password. If you need your school username and password, use this link to Find Your Password.


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.

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