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

Research requires searching for information again and again...that is why the term is REsearch. As you seek the best information, refer to the KWL Chart (Word document or interactive PDF) you completed in Module 2. Make sure you are finding the information you need.

Library databases are tools to help you find exactly what you need. To use databases effectively, you need to know how to use the database search and save features. Library databases have similar types of search options. Here are a few searching tips for the INFOhio EBSCO databases.

Directions: Begin with #1 and work through #7 below.

#1 Watch this tutorial on using the basic features in Explora for Grades 6-12.

Search for a peer-reviewed article on our practice topic, Internet privacy and the law, using Explora for Students 9-12.


Review the Advanced Search features in Explora in Explora Advanced Search.


Search Explora Grades 9-12 and experiment with the advanced search features to find specific information on the practice topic, Internet Privacy, or search for a topic of your choice. Save your search in an EBSCO folder.

  • Create a user account in EBSCO by clicking Sign In. For additional help, watch¬†Creating an Account with EBSCO and/or review the information in this guide.
  • Click on the folder icon at the top of the page.
  • Add the search to your folder so you can find your search the next time you sign in to EBSCO.

The Internet is filled with information that can be challenging to find. To help find exactly what you need, you may need to choose a specialized search engine.

Review the Specialized Search Engines guide from Southern Connecticut State University to determine which search engines would be best to use in your research.


Discuss. In your online or class discussion, share your findings and learnings in using specialized search engines and database features such as advanced searching and saved searches.

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