Steps of the Big 6 Research Process
1. Task Definition
-What is my current task?
-What are some topics or questions I need to answer?
-What information will I need?
2. Information Seeking Strategies
-What are all the possible sources to check?
-What are the best sources of information for this task?
3. Location and Access
-Where can I find the information in the source?
-Where can I find these sources?
4. Use of Information
-What information do I expect to find in this source?
-What information from the source is useful?
-How will I organize my information?
-How should I present my information?
-Did I do what was required?
-Did I complete each of the Big6 stages efficiently?
Copyright 1987 Michael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz