You are here: Home Learn to Research Plan Planning Your Elementary Project How to Choose Resources

How to Choose Resources

Choosing your resources

Your library is full of information resources. Knowing where to find the type of information that you need is important whether you are doing a report, trying to find the answer to a question, or want to read about something that interests you.

Start with your topic or keywords in mind.

For instance, if you are wanting to get a dog and want to learn more about the different breeds, you might ask the question, "Which dog breeds make good family pets?" Then you'll need to decide what type of resource will help you to learn more about this topic and answer your question.

Examples of information resources are:

1. Library Catalog

2. Encyclopedia

3. Dictionary

4. Almanac

5. Atlas

6. Oregon Blue Book

7. People

Choose Resources Self-Check

Resources: Plan


Information Literacy eBooks listed by Research Step

Information Literacy eBooks alphabetical list

Research Videos listed by Research Step

Research Videos alphabetical list

Online Research Planner (worksheet)

Research Process Rubric (guide)