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    Step Two: Information Seeking Strategies
  • Brainstorm possible sources of information about your topic.
  • Is your teacher asking for resources of a specific type? These could be in the form of books, newspapers, articles from databases, interviews, surveys, websites, and more. 
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  • Determine where to find this information. You may need to contact your school library media specialist for usernames and passwords to access appropriate databases. Each database will suit different needs. Review the databases to determine which of them best meets your needs for the task at hand.
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    Teacher's Notes
    • Consider scheduling a class orientation in the Information Literacy Center. A Library Media Specialist can create an orientation that best meets the needs of your project and rapidly teaches students the skills needed to quickly identify the best resources.

  • Provide students a copy of the ILC bookmark, so they can access all databases and online resources from home if they are unable to complete the required tasks in the alotted class time. Any ILC staff member can provide you as many as you need.
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  • If you have a class webpage, please link it to the ILC databases. Any Library Media Specialist can assist you with this task. It will make it easier for students to recognize the logical process in how to proceed if they can review your assignment online and visually see the connection to the ILC's resources.
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