Finding resources for Assessment 1 - Essay
The task is to assist in developing ethical understandings and make judgment on sustainable production, marketing of food and food solutions for healthy eating. You have four questions/topics to select from.
Unpacking the question.
Here are some, what other keywords can you think of?
Browse or search within the following journals:
Catalogue search examples:
Think of ways to refine the results: date, subject, add another concept, peer reviewed, format (books or articles), change the words you are using. Look at the descriptors others are using in their publication.
Database search examples using EBSCOhost Research Databases
This collection searches a number of databases simultaneously including Business Source Complete, Humanities International. Education Research Complete, ERIC and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences.
Below are several databases that relate to this topic. They are not all specific to Education so you may want to check the complete list of databases with Education content for more.
Google Scholar is another great resource for you. Always access Google Scholar through the Library pages so you will be directed to the full text document if we have it.
You will find books along with articles by searching the Library Catalogue. You can refine your search using the limiters in the left hand column.
"food supply" sustain* - conduct the search. From the Refine options on the left hand side select Books under the heading Format.
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Tips for finding relevant journal articles!
>> What are the most frequently used databases you are directed to when you do a catalogue search?
Could you try searching in one of these databases?
>>What subjects are appearing under the Search Terms menu in your Catalogue results?
Could some of these terms be useful in further searches?
>>If you have found a useful article, look at:
- any author supplied keywords / subjects given.
- any useful terms found in the Abstract or full text which you could use
to improve your search.
- who the author has cited. Check the reference list!
Remember to look at the Help screens within the Library Catalogue and the Library's Databases for search tips and help!
Ask the Library if you would like someone to help you.
The research process has a number of stages. The four this guide focuses on are:
Plan | Search l Evaluate | Record
Most people ignore planning and jump straight into searching, yet planning is essential for effective searching. As part of the planning process consider:
Watch - Think. Plan. Discover. Why Keywords Matter for tips about choosing keywords and searching for information (1 min 30 sec).
Need scholarly information? Not sure what that means or how to find it?
Watch or read
Although you may use the following resources to provide you with background information or an overview of your topic, avoid referring to them in your essay.
Is your information relevant or reliable? Not sure whether to use the information you have found? There are some simple ways to evaluate your results.
You will find a range of material which need to be assessed to see if it is actually useful to include. The following criteria will help you make decisions about the material that you are trying to assess.
The CRAAP Test was developed by the Meriam Library at California State University to help you evaluate the information you find. This information has been adapted from the Evaluating Information - Applying the CRAAP Test by California State University
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