Big6 Research Process

What is the Big6?

Big6 is an information problem-solving strategy.  Using the Big6 research steps enables students to handle any problem, assignment, decision or task.

Big6 Steps

1 Task Definition

Define the task
Identify the information needed

2 Information Seeking Strategies

Determine all possible resources
Select the best resources

3 Location and Access

Locate the resources
Find information within resources

4 Use of Information

Read, listen, view, touch resources
Extract relevant information

5 Synthesis

Organize the information from multiple resources
Present the information
6 Evaluation Judge the product (effectiveness)
Judge the process (efficiency)

Big6 ©  Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz