Module 1
Ask Good Questions
Module 2
Finding Information
Module 3
Selecting the Best
Module 4
Putting it Together
Module 5
Your Presentation
Module 6
Making the Grade

When you have an information need, ask a question.  For instance you might ask:

  • What car should I buy?
  • What is a good career for me?
  • Where should I go to college?
  • What are the best ways to exercise?
  • Which computer program will help with my work?

Asking a question is a good way to begin looking for information.   When developing questions, it is helpful to think of as many questions as possible surrounding a topic.

This question generator form word document or interactive PDF can help generate questions. When using the form, keep in mind:

  • Questions starting with who, what, where, when and why in combination with the words on the top left of the form, do, would, can, and could, are fairly easy to develop.
  • Questions starting with how and which in combination with the words on the far right at the top of the form, would, will and might, are harder to develop, but lead to more in-depth research.

Directions: Begin with #1 and work through #4.

#1 Develop possible research questions for the article you read earlier, Do You Deserve Online Privacy? using this question generator form.
#2 Develop possible questions for your own assigned research project or your personal information need to solve a problem using the question generator form word document or interactive PDF.
#3 Check your question with this Research Question Rubric word document or interactive pdf.
#4 Check your questioning knowledge with this Quiz.

In the next module you begin finding information about your topic. You may need to revise your question(s) as you begin your work.


Creative Commons License
R4S by INFOhio is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License .

For more information about R4S or to contact support, please email

R4S was funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio. The content does not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the granting agencies.

INFOhio is optimized by the Management Council.