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Ask Mrs. Maffett for the password. These databases are available for the whole family to use for research. Thousands of journals and newspapers may be searched as well as a dictionary and encyclopedia on Infotrac.
Big6 Skills
Big6 is a six-stage model to help anyone solve problems or make decisions by using information.

Using the Big6 information literacy process, students will identify information research goals, seek, use, and assemble relevant, credible information, then to reflect— is the final product effective and was my process efficient. The Big6 information literacy process is completely transferable to any grade level, subject area, or workplace. Big6, state and national instructional standards, and curriculum all work together hand-in-hand.

Developed by information literacy educators Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, the Big6 is the most widely-known and widely-used information literacy approach to teaching information and technology skills in the world.

1. Task Definition
1.1 Define the information problem
1.2 Identify information needed

2. Information Seeking Strategies
2.1 Determine all possible sources
2.2 Select the best sources

3. Location and Access
3.1 Locate sources (intellectually and physically)
3.2 Find information within sources

4. Use of Information
4.1 Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch)
4.2 Extract relevant information

5. Synthesis
5.1 Organize from multiple sources
5.2 Present the information

6. Evaluation
6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness)
6.2 Judge the process (efficiency)

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