TASK DEFINITION (Define the problem and Identify the information needed)

Questioning Toolkit -Questioning Toolkit - **http://questioning.org/Q7/toolkit.html** (A very useful toolkit for students in constructing the right questions. Developed by Jamie McKenzie.)

Graphic Organizers - (Ways to help students organize their thoughts and information in graphic formats)

Reference interview - **http://www.olc.org/ore/2interview.htm**
  • An in-depth guide to the reference interview process that, when done effectively, can determine what type of information the student/patron is seeking.

Thesis or Question – **http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/thesis.html**
  • The OWL Online Writing Lab offers a thorough explanation and guide to formulating thesis statements and research questions suitable for older students.

Asking Good Questions - http://sdst.libguides.com/content.php?pid=184760&sid=1552990
  • A library guide of resources for students to learn how to ask good questions.

What is a Thesis? - http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/thesis.html
  • A straightforward, thorough explanation complete with examples and exercises.

University of Washington Research Process - **http://www.lib.washington.edu/uwill/research101/**

Ask an Expert - http://www.refdesk.com/expert.html

Ask Earl - Yahoo Kids - http://kids.yahoo.com/ask_earl

Asking Questions - http://www.askkids.com/