As a reference librarian, I worked with many library patrons who would ask where they could find books on specific subjects. I would show them how to find possible sources that could answer their questions. Sometimes they would come back with a narrowed subject. Then, we would look at other sources that could answer their more focused questions. Other library patrons would take the sources presented to them and take the information from those sources as the only answers that they could find. The library patrons who kept asking questions were developing their skills on how to be more effective in reading comprehension. Unfortunately, the patrons that left with what they had, without further focusing on their subjects, would come back with questions for other subjects and keep asking me for the sources with the answers that they needed. They did not learn from the first reference interview how to conduct basic research. I wondered how I could help the novice researcher to be more effective in researching their questions. I found 6 steps that could help.