Research Round Up

Information Literacy Tips and Tricks

Section 1: Super3 Research Steps

1. Plan

What am I supposed to do?
What do I need to get the job done?
What do I want it to look like when I'm done?

2. Do

I must locate the things I will need (books, websites, materials etc.).
I need to ask questions, read, and take notes.
I need to use the information I find to create something.

3. Review

Did I do what I was supposed to do?
Am I proud of what I've done?
Is there something else I should do before I say I am done?

Section 2: Databases and Citations


  • information is current and accurate
  • citations are included
  • different reading levels, languages, and vocabulary support
  • multiple resources all in one place (text, audio, video, images, etc.)

Farine Library Website

ALWAYS go to the Farine Library website to find the databases!

Farine Library Website


  • it can be called works cited or bibliography
  • protects the intellectual property of the creator
  • you do not have to cite facts (the sun is yellow... Obama is the president... cats have 4 legs... etc...)
  • plagiarism is against the law
  • when in doubt... cite!

Citation Basics

A- Author's Name

B- Book (or website) title

C- Copyright

Works Cited

Dumas, Elizabeth. "Giving Credit! Cite Your Sources." 19 September, 2009. Accessed 1 November 2015.

Lima Primary Library. "Super 3 Research!" n.d. Accessed 1 November 2015.

Off Road Teaching, "Introduction to the Super3." 23 January 2014. Accessed 1 November 2015.


Paraphrasing is taking someone's ideas and putting those ideas into your own words.

Paraphrase Activity