When undertaking an essay assessment such as this it is expected that:
With reference to either the Charity Organisation Societies or the Settlement Movement (Chenoweth & McAuliffe, 2015, p.34), discuss the relevance of their underpinning ideas to the development of human services in Australia.
'Given the history of European colonisation of Australia, many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are wary of white institutions and social welfare' (Chenoweth & McAuliffe, 2015, p. 268). Identify and discuss one or two policies or pieces of legislation that may have impacted on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and how the effects can be seen today.
If you find a relevant publication, look at the cited or recommended references. Do any of these look relevant? If so, search in the Library Catalogue.
Use the Catalogue to search across much of the material in the Library's collection.
Depending on what you need to find, and how comprehensive you need to be in your search, you may also need to use specialised databases. The Informit collection of databases will help find publications focused on Australian society.
Reflect and plan
Planning your search can save time by helping you to find appropriate, relevant material more quickly.
The search terms you use can make a big difference to what you find
Defining key terms and reading brief overviews of key aspects (e.g. theories) with which you are unfamiliar will help you to locate appropriate resources and put together your response to an assessment.
The Library has many reference and introductory works. These are examples.
Be cautious with works published overseas (e.g. UK or US) as these may contain historical, policy, or legislative references not applicable to the Australian environment.
Are you uncertain whether to use the information you have found?
These guides will help in locating scholarly information and evaluating what you find.
Save time by capturing the details of your references.
This will help you to:
Most search tools - including the Library Catalogue, Google Scholar, and databases allow you to easily save the details of references of interest. No need to write these down or copy and paste - create your own 'library' of references with a few clicks!
Before using these tools, you will need to learn the basics of the referencing style (e.g. Harvard UniSA, APA) that you have been asked to use.
Need advice on writing or presenting? Not sure how to organise your ideas?
Are there terms in Catalogue/database records or the publications you find that you could use in searching?
Example: after searching the Catalogue for aboriginal australians policies Refine Search > Subject > More
You may also find the Indigenous cultures and Australian society Subject Guide useful