Planning your search is key to getting the most out of your search results. The following video will help you get started.
Video Length: 2 minutes 26 seconds
Typing your question into Google or the Library Collection is not the best way to search.
Mapping out your search can be a good place to start:
|Consider alternative keywords|
Now you've identified the keywords in your assignment question, try doing the following to help you understand your keywords and find similar or alternative keywords:
|Connect your keywords|
Once you have identified your keywords and found alternative keywords, you need to connect these to put your search together.
Use the following operator words, which most search tools will have, to indicate how you want the tool to search for your keywords:
Remember to use "quotation marks" to keep phrases together.
LibKey Nomad™ is a Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, Brave and Vivaldi browser extension that makes it easy to access journal articles anywhere on the internet.
With the Nomad extension activated in Chrome you can access direct links to relevant articles and PDFs on websites such as PubMed, publisher websites, and Wikipedia, with the following icon:
|Find Company and Industry information|
Have a look at our online guide to finding Company and Industry Information.
This guide will help you search the web and our databases to find company and industry information, financial information, annual reports and country information.
|Find Case Studies|
See Where to find Business Case Studies (PDF) for a list of recommended databases containing case studies.
|Find News Media|
The Library's News Media Guide provides help searching and evaluating a wide range of Australian and International news media including newspapers, television, radio and media releases. Start your search with:
A huge range of statistical resources can be found on the library's Company and Industry Information Guide, or try the following key databases:
Access to a wide range of video content through a number of key video databases, including:
While you are finding references, you need to think about whether they are appropriate to use in your assignment. You may be asked to use scholarly or peer-reviewed material to support your arguments.
You should evaluate all resources before including them in your assignment - even if you found them through the Library Collection or Databases.