1. Define your task
Ask yourself these questions to help start off the information process:
What do you want to find out?
Read the task - discuss what is involved. Develop an idea of the issues to be explored.
What is your purpose? What is it asking of you?
What are the key words and ideas of the task? Identify key words - find similar key words - broader and narrower terms and ideas from other sources.
Research takes some planning and thinking.
When using a search engine - use AND, NOT, and OR and use quotation marks for phrases. Google.com.au
How Google works for a visual explanation.
Or use Google advanced search
What do you need to do?
BRAINSTORM IDEAS...KEYWORDS...SIMILAR IDEAS...START THINKING.
Some tools to help you get started:
Use Visuwords to show visual relationships between ideas and words.
Copy and paste some info into a Wordle (it's a word
cloud) and you will see the main ideas.
Use Bubbl.us to create a mind map that you can upload to your blog.
Here is another good mind mapping tool that you can print.
Try Brainstorming some ideas here.