Researching is formalizing curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.

Zora Neale Hurson  

i. formulating a clear and focused research question and justify its relevance
ii. formulating and follow an action plan to investigate a research question
iii. using research methods to collect and record relevant information
iv. evaluating the process and results of the investigation.   (MYP Individuals & Society Guide)

Ethical and effective use of ideas and information:

Finding sources:

  • Michigan Electronic Library provides all Michigan residents with free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information at any time via the Internet.

  • Google Scholar

Finding historical primary sources:

According to the Library of congress, “Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience.”