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Step 6


The task is to complete the search and to prepare to present or otherwise use the findings. 

At this point the task of finding information should be complete. A feeling of both satisfaction and relief should be felt, however sometimes a feeling of disapointment may begin to set in. Now the focus is to compile the information and sort it to make an order for presentation. Finally, recheck the sources and confirm information and citations.

Stage 6 -- Search Closure 
Task Thoughts Feelings Actions Strategies
To conclude search for information

Identifying need for any additional information

Considering time limit
Diminishing relevance

Increasing redundancy

Exhausting resources

Sense of relief

Sometimes satisfaction

Sometimes disappointment

Rechecking sources for information initially overlooked

Confirming information and bibliographic citations

Returning to library to make summary search

Keeping books until completion of writing to recheck information


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