How To Do Research – A virtual tour
Created by the Kentucky Virtual Library Work-group, this site is a virtual step-by-step map of how to conduct research using old and new resources laid out in a game board theme. The tour/game board is broken down in five sections:
- Search for Information
- Take Notes
- Use the Information
Each section of the game board is an active link to its own page with a description, examples, and ideas for how to use the resource or apply the strategy to your project. There is also a handy glossary page that can help students with unfamiliar terminology in both research and technology subjects.
- Learning how to research a topic and what tools are available to help with this process is a big deal. Having an online reference with so much information squeezed into a nicely mapped layout is a welcomed asset.
- Have students create their own “research game board” that includes the specific tools and resources your school library provides and the resources you promote in your classroom.