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Steps in Effective Research:
1. Define your information need
Define the need, problem or question
2. Find information
Locate, access and retrieve information from a variety of sources
3. Evaluate information
Assess the information's currency, reliability, accuracy and purpose/point of view. Use the C.R.A.P. test.
4. Organize information
Compile information so it can be used to meet the information need
5. Communicate information
Communicate the information ethically and legally by writing a paper, giving a presentation or in another format. Do not plagiarize. Use citations and have a works cited page.
adapted from Taylor, Terry. et al. 100% Information Literacy Success. Clifton Park, NY: Thompson Delmar Learning, 2007. Print.