Finding media articles and academic literature for assessment 1
For assessment 1 you need to find the following information:
This assignment help will guide you in finding both types of material.
Please refer to your course site for the full assessment details.
For your assignment you will need to find a relevant news/media article to use for your analysis.
The library subscribes to a number of databases which provide acess to Australian and international news media articles. You can search using the following database:
For more search options look at the News Media guide.
You can also browse news media articles by by using the 'Suggested Topics' on the hompage of Newsbank. To do this:
The first thing to do before finding your academic literature is to plan your search. To do this: evaluate your question or topic and identify the key concepts and task words.
To cover the range of terminology used in the literature, you must also identify any synonyms or alternative concepts for each concept.
To understand more about planning your search, watch or read:
The Library Collection can be a useful starting point in locating academic literature. The library catalogue locates information such as print and electronic books, journals, multimedia, and theses from numerous databases.
To do a search, try using
At the results list you can:
Business Source Ultimate provides information covering all areas of business including accounting and finance; banking; finance and insurance; construction; computer science; economics and more. Includes country economic reports as well as detailed company profiles.
This is an example of an Advanced Search using Business Source Ultimate.
You can limit your search by date range and to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals from the box on the left hand side of the results screen.
Google Scholar searches only within academic or scholarly sites, rather than over the whole internet like a regular Google Search. For more information on using Google Scholar, have a look at our Searching for your Literature Review Guide.
You can access Google Scholar from within library homepage.
This will link you directly to articles that the Library has access to by clicking on the Fulltext at UniSA link.
Is what you have located relevant and reliable? Are you uncertain whether to use the information you have found? Always critically evaluate what you find.
When evaluating information you can use the CRAAP test:
|Currency||How current does the information need to be? Do you need to use information published in the last five years or are older, seminal works fine to use?|
|Relevance||Does the information found answer your question? Do you understand the content and is it at the right level for your purpose?|
|Authority||What are the author's qualifications? Are they linked to a particular organisation such as a university, research institute or government department?|
|Accuracy||Is evidence given for the research undertaken? Can you verify the information presented by using other sources? Is there a bibliography or references given?|
|Purpose||Is it trying to communicate research, persuade you or sell you something? It is expressing an opinion, or is it balanced and objective?|
Now you have your information, it is time to put everything together. The below resources will help you get started: