Index of Objectives and Tasks
Planning a search for information is a prerequisite for obtaining satisfying search results.
This objective includes all planning tasks prior to performing the search.
To have a good start, students must first specify the objective of the work to be carried out in order to help them better understand it. They will also itemize the characteristics of the work that will influence their approach and choices.
They will then define their search topic by exploring its theme and by answering common questions which will help them specify the need for information.
Then, they must identify interesting documents that will feed the work.
Finally, students must know and select the search and monitoring tools available to them.
The following assignments can be used to assess the attainment of the objective:
In order to plan their search for information, students will have access to the following categories of tools: timelines or work plans, documents related to the course and to the work to carry out, library catalogues, websites, databases, etc.
As the search process is quite linear, it is recommended that this step be carried out prior to the following ones.