Finding resources for your assessments
This assignment help page will help get you started finding resources for your assessments.
Both assessments for this course (1. Case study and 2. Project) require that you analyse a scenario and respond to questions in the context of the scenario. Your answers must bring together the concepts and theories in the coursework with your observations on the information provided in the scenario. Avoid discussing concepts generally without applying them to specific facts from the scenario.
* Please see your course outline or course website for full assessment details.
Remember the following golden rules:
Please watch the following video (4 min 7 sec) and read this overview of case studies (PDF, 170 KB).
Check the course outline for advice on how you should structure your case study.
See below for some resources to help you in writing your case study:
You need to reference the textbook in addition to including:
Keep in mind your assignment is asking for an understanding of contemporary training and development practices, so your articles need to be current (i.e. within the last 10-12 years).
To find out how to make sure information is academic, scholarly, or peer reviewed, watch our video on Scholarly Sources Explained (2 min 22 sec).
To find information you will need to think of keywords in your topic that you can use in your search.
Determine your keywords/search terms
Next think of synonyms or alternative words for these keywords
For more information and tips on planning your search:
Learn how to search the library collection and databases effectively with the resources below:
|When sourcing refereed journal articles to support your submissions, consider a range of publications. Below is a selection to help you get started.|
The Library Collection can be a useful tool for locating academic references. It is like a search engine that searches across the Library’s collection of print and electronic books, DVDs, journals and theses, together with journal and newspaper articles from numerous databases.
To do a search, try using
At the results list you can:
Google Scholar searches only within academic or scholarly sites, rather than over the whole internet like a regular Google Search.
Make sure you access Google Scholar from the library website. You will be able to link directly to articles that the Library has access to by clicking on the Full-text at UniSA link.
Watch the video: Why use Google Scholar? to find out more.
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.
For your assessments, you will need to find credible resources.
A credible reference can also be known as a scholarly source or peer reviewed (refereed) article.
The following video (3 min 17 sec) will help you evaluate the sources you have found.
Critical thinking is an essential part of taking a scholarly approach to learning. It involves analysing and questioning information you receive to arrive at logical, well-reasoned conclusions.
The following resources will assist you in understanding and developing your critical thinking and analysing skills needed for your assignment.
What do you do with all those references you have found? Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references.
There are many free systems available. The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. For more information, see the EndNote guide.