Information Seeking Strategies
2.1 Determine the range of available information sources (brainstorm).
2.2 Select the best sources (evaluate the different possible sources to determine priorities).
Helpful questions for teachers to think through:
Helpful questions for students to think through:
Step Zero: What to Do Before Searching Lesson plan on coming up with search terms.
Accessing Information Lesson plan from EasyBib using flipped classroom model.
Identifying Reliable Sources and Citing Them Four lesson plans from Scholastic
Research Building Blocks: Hints About Print Lesson plan fro evaluating nonfiction print resources.
Research Building Blocks: Examining Electronic Resources Lesson plan for evaluating electronic resources.
5 W's of Website Evaluation
Evaluating Internet Sources
Website Evaluation Information Sheets from EasyBib
Why Use the CRAP Test
Wikipedia Lesson plan from EasyBib using the flipped classroom model
The Dangers of Bread Non-credible website to illustrate anyone can publish on the Internet.
Improbable Research Website to practice evaluation strategies.
Information Seeking Strategies Guide developed by Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Listing Keywords Tip sheet
Keyword Development Exercise
Search Organizer Assists students with their search strategies.
Get an Overview Tip sheet
Writing a Statement of Purpose Tip sheet
Using the Internet Effectively Free Internet tutorial to develop research skills.
Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need Make educated decisions about where to search for a specific purpose.
Web Search Tips 101 Search like a pro.
Introducing Magazines How to tell the difference between a variety of types of periodicals.
Possible Sources Tip sheet
Making Source Cards Tip sheet
Why Evaluate Information Sources Online Tutorial (hit arrows at bottom of page to proceed)
Quick QUality Information ChecKlist for website evaluation.
CRAP Test to evaluate websites
CRAP Test Rubric Determine credibility using this scoring rubric.
Website Test Determine credibility using this scoring rubric.