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

There are many places to find information. Knowing when and how to use a variety of resources saves time in finding information.

Directions: Begin with #1 and work through #5 below. (The INFOhio resources open at school but you will have to use the username and password to use them at home.)

#1 Watch What's a Library Database to learn when to use a library database.

Practice using EBSCO Academic Search Premier (Choose it from the list of INFOhio databases for grades 9-12): 

  • Find the article, “Advertising Gets Personal,” written by Samuel Greengard and published in the academic journal, Communications of the ACM.
  • Read the article citation.
  • Click here to answer two questions and find out if you found the correct article. Did you find the right article?

Practice using the INFOhio catalog from Buchtel School to search for resources on social networks. Follow the directions below.


Find reliable information for your research projects with just one search using INFOhio's ISearch. Use the tabs to find encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and ebooks.

  • Watch the video ISearch for Students to learn some ISearch searching tricks.
  • Try a search using the terms Internet Privacy in the ISearch search box on the right.  Be sure to check the results in each of the ISearch tabs.

Practice searching for information in Google. You will need to determine your own keywords and search structure.

  • Read valuable tips on searching using Google "Getting the Goods from Google."
  • Using Google, find an article written by Charles Duhigg published in The New York Times on February 16, 2012, containing information on how companies use tracking mechanisms to learn what you are thinking about buying.
  • Read the first two paragraphs of the article.
  • Check your searching strength here.

Read About Google Scholar. Practice searching with Google's special search engine: Google Scholar.

  • Find the article “To Track or Not to Track” written by Molly Jennings and published in the academic journal, Harvard Journal of Legislation.
  • Read the article citation.
  • Check your searching strength here.

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