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The Library Catalogue is a good place to start. Use this search box to find materials within the library catalogue.
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. The following are examples.
The collection includes works published in many countries (especially the US, UK and Australia), and in various centuries/decades. They may also differ in policy, legislation, culture and other factors. Make sure that the work you are using is appropriate.
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 such as Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts 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? L3: Language, Literacies and Learning can help!
The Library collection also includes many resources on academic writing and study skills - example search