Information Process

Research at Aquinas College

AIM:    To enable you to transform information into new knowledge.

Model of the Information Search Process

What does this mean?

  • It is normal to be confused as I begin researching a topic.
  • I should read AROUND my topic first and learn more about it BEFORE I begin to take notes.
  • I should begin this process AS SOON AS I GET MY ASSIGNMENT so I have time to complete my assignment.
  • When I have decided on my topic, I need to decide on several questions I want answered. This will focus my research and save me time.
  • Then I need to take notes and references of material which answers my questions.
  • I need to acknowledge ALL ideas, quotes, diagrams and pictures that I used to help me answer my question.

© MK 2008

Guided Inquiry © is copyrighted by Dr. Carol C. Kuhlthau and Dr. Ross Todd.

Aquinas Library Research 37.53 Kb

Background to my research question 28.17 Kb

Brainstorm my possible topics 33.15 Kb

Compare and contrast 31.63 Kb

Forming my own opinion 52.02 Kb

Planning my research task 24.38 Kb

Topic Proposal - My Key Questions 24.53 Kb

Websites-How good are they?

What I Know 37.99 Kb