Research Process

The research process is the process of accessing, using, evaluating, synthesizing and presenting information. The librarians and technology integrators of South Portland School Department would like to encourage students and staff to use the Big6 in order to establish a common language and vision, so that we can work together to build the Information Literacy skills of our school community.

The next few pages will walk you through the Big6, and offer you some resources you can use to teach and learn with the Big6!

The Big6™ - The Six Stages  
  1. Task Definition
  2. Information Seeking Strategies
  3. Location & Access
  4. Use of Information
  5. Synthesis
  6. Evaluation