Overview of Big6 Process
Developed by Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, the Big6 is the most widely known and widely used approach to teaching information and technology skills in the world. Used in thousands of K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and corporate and adult training programs, the Big6 information problem-solving model is applicable whenever people need and use information.
Check the pages above for each Step of the Big6 to get a further explanation of the process.
The “Big6™” is copyright © (1987) Michael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz.
For more information, visit: www.big6.org (Jan, 2018)
The Big6 Steps
Following these steps will help you to focus and stay organized while doing your research.
1. Task Definition
1.1 Define the information problem (Questioning)
2.1 Determine all possible sources
2.2 Select the best sources (Analyze)
3.1, 2 Locate sources & find information within the texts.
4.1 Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch) with your source: read, hear, view & extract the most valuable information
5.1 Organize from multiple sources
6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness)