Historical investigation process

What is this task asking me to do?
What is the marking allocation?
What keywords could you use to search for information on this topic?


Use books, journal articles, Encyclopedia
Locate and collect the raw material from the appropriate information sources.
Collect your referencing records as you go
Complete the source annotation as you go


Analyse, authenticate and arrange your information.
What information is useful? What information is useless?
What information is fact and opinion?
Is your information biased?
Do I need to locate more information?
Notetaking with Cornell notes


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Introducing evidence from UNSW

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What new knowledge and skills did I learn from doing this task? Will I be able to use these skills in other subjects?
How is this learning going to help me in the future?
Did I answer all aspects of the assessment? Check out the marking criteria
How well did I do in 5A’s of the Information Fluency?
Were there some things that I did really well and other things that I need to work on?
What do I need to improve on next time?

Library resources

Gateway to books in the Explore Area
Dewey decimal guide for Modern history

Oliver copy

Use search sources and Links Plus for top websites

Good place to start for a quick biography

Information tools


Google power user

Bubble.us for mindmapping

Local libraries

Referencing guidelines

List each item in alphabetical order (by author surname).

Titles should be in italics.


Lincoln Hall, 2010. Alive in the Death Zone. Edition. Doubleday Australia Pty Ltd.


Unlocking the Archives. 2017. Unlocking the Archives. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.unlockingthearchives.rgs.org/themes/everest/default.aspx. [Accessed 06 May 2017].

Journal article online

Miller, P 2003. ‘The Hero.’, National Geographic, 203, 5, p. 34, History Reference Center, EBSCOhost, viewed 14 May 2017.


Mount Everest 2017. Britannica School. Retrieved 6 May 2017, from http://school.eb.com.au/levels/high/article/Mount-Everest/33358


Disaster on Everest 2006, , Clickview Video, from https://clickv.ie/w/wWfh