There are several workable models for the research process. Consider the following.

Effective research models

The Inquiry Cycle

Sources for this compilation
Branch, Jennifer, and Dianne Oberg. "Focus on Inquiry." IASL. 2005. 6 May 2007 <>.
Murdoch, Kath. Classroom Connections: Strategies for Integrated Learning. Armadale, Vic: Eleanor Curtain Pub, 1998.
Stripling, Barbara K. "Inquiry-Based Learning." In Curriculum Connections through the Library, ed. Barbara K. Stripling and Sandra Hughes-Hassell,
3-39. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited, 2003.

Kentucky Virtual Library

This model is effective for younger students and places the research process onto a game board.

Library Research Process

Library Research Process