The Research Process
Research is a process that results in a product.
There are many ways to begin the process. On this page, I will try to help link you to tools and resources that will help you through the process.
Define your task.
Read the assignment. What is your teacher asking you to do?
Identify what information you need to find in order to complete the task.
Graphic organizers are helpful for this stage.
Here are some samples
Determine all possible sources and select the best ones for the project.
Consider books, databases, and web sources.
Search within specific resources.
Here is a chart to help organize your thoughts and keep track of searches.
Begin to use sources and make notes of relevant information.
At this stage, you will likely begin to formulate a thesis.
Here are some sites to help develop a thesis.
Here are some sites to use when gathering notes to support that thesis.