The Information Process

Define

  • What do I really want to find out?
  • What is my purpose?
  • Why do I need to find this out?
  • What are the key words and ideas of the task?
  • What do I need to do?

Locate

  • Where can I find the information I need?
  • What do I already know?
  • What do I still need to find out?
  • What sources and equipment can I use?

Select

  • Which information do I really need to use?
  • What information can I leave out?
  • How relevant is the information I have found?
  • How credible is the information I have found?
  • How will I record the information I need?

Organise

  • How can I best use this information?
  • Have I enough information for my purpose?
  • Do I need to use all of this information?
  • How can I best combine information from different sources?

Present

  • How can I present this information?
  • What will I do with this information?
  • With whom will I share this information?

Evaluate

  • What did I learn from this?
  • Did I fulfil my purpose?
  • How well did I do each step of the information process?
  • How well did I present the information?
  • Where do I go from here?