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

Effective research models


The Inquiry Cycle



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Sources for this compilation
Branch, Jennifer, and Dianne Oberg. "Focus on Inquiry." IASL. 2005. 6 May 2007 <http://education.alberta.ca/media/313361/focusoninquiry.pdf>.
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

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Library Research Process