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Clinton Middle School The Amazing Race. Research Organization. Types of Resources used for Research. Print Resources Non-fiction books Encyclopedias Almanacs Dictionaries Atlases Magazines. Types of Resources Used for Research. Electronic Resources TPS databases Internet Websites

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types of resources used for research
Types of Resources used for Research
  • Print Resources
    • Non-fiction books
    • Encyclopedias
    • Almanacs
    • Dictionaries
    • Atlases
    • Magazines
types of resources used for research1
Types of Resources Used for Research
  • Electronic Resources
    • TPS databases
    • Internet Websites
    • Electronic Dictionaries
    • Electronic Encyclopedias
    • On-line Magazines
tps databases
TPS Databases

Open Internet Explorer

Go to:

Click on Library

Choose TPS Databases

Use the links to begin your research.

Nettrekker log in:

Username: clistudent

Password: student

big6 checklist
Big6 Checklist
  • Step 1: Task definition
      • What do I need to find out?
      • What are my options?
  • Step 2: Information-Seeking Strategies
      • What resources will I use?
        • Print and electronic resources
  • Step 3: Location and Access
      • Have I looked in OPAC?
      • Have I looked in the reference section?
      • Have I looked at search engines and online databases
      • Have I asked my librarian for help?

Eisenberg/Berkowitz (1995). Big6 checklist. Highsmith, Inc., 2007.

Step 4: Use of Information
    • I have used the different required resources.
    • I have recorded my resource information for my bibliography.
    • I have written the information in my own words.
  • Step 5: Synthesis
    • I have used good information and followed the format for my project.
  • Step 6: Evaluation
    • My final project meets my goals and those of my teacher.
big6 assignment organizer
Big6 Assignment Organizer
  • Remember the 6 steps for good research!!
other graphic organizers
Other Graphic Organizers
  • It really doesn’t matter what you choose, but choose one that suits your learning style!
choose your route
Choose Your Route
  • Get your research topic from Mrs. Gallagher and begin your research strategy.
1 st amazing race task task definition
1st Amazing Race TaskTask Definition
  • Using your organizational chart, define your information problem.
    • What is the question you need to answer?
      • What do you know, what do you need to learn?
2 nd amazing race task information seeking strategies
2nd Amazing Race TaskInformation Seeking Strategies
  • Write a list of possible resources that you can use:
    • PRINT
      • Non-fiction books
      • Reference books
      • Newspaper or magazine
      • TPS Databases
      • Websites
3rd amazing race task location and access
3rd Amazing Race TaskLocation and Access
  • Locate two resources that would give you good information for your research topic.
    • One Print
    • One Electronic
      • Write them on your organizational chart or worksheet
  • You may have several options for these resources. Don’t get sidetracked and take a ….



  • Make sure that your resources have accurate, current and academic information that is appropriate to your topic! I will not accept the following:
  • Wikipedia
  • any blogs
  • strange websites
  • **Remember our previous lessons on acceptable resources for research….
Find one fact about your topic from each resource.
  • Write it in your own words on your paper.

4th Amazing Race TaskUse of Information

  • Choose one team member to show me your resources and your written facts….
finish line
Finish Line
  • After finishing each task, make sure that I sign off on it before you move to the next task.
  • It must be accurate and essential information for good research.
    • Each task is worth 10 points.