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Step 5


The task is to gather information related to the focused topic. 

 At this point the realization of the work is at hand. Increased interest should help with the extensive collecting that needs to be done.  Confidence should increase as the ability to find information is a reality and the task is coming to an end.

Stage 5 -- Information Collection
Task Thoughts Feelings Actions Strategies
To gather information that defines, extends and supports the focus

Seeking information to support focus

Defining and extending focus through information

Gathering pertinent information

Organizing information in notes

Realization of extensive work to be done

Confidence in ability to complete task

Increased interest

Using library collect pertinent information

Requesting specific sources from librarian

Taking detailed notes with bibliographic citations

Using descriptors to search out pertinent information

Making comprehensive search of various types of materials, i.e., reference, periodicals, nonfiction, and biography

Using indexes

Requesting assistance of librarian

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