This page has been created to help you get started with assignment 1 & 2. Please refer to your course page for the full assessment details and requirements.
Before you start searching for academic sources, it is a good idea to plan your approach.
For example, if for your reflective journal you want to explore the causes of miscommunication within the workplace start by:
A mind map or table can be a good strategy for organising ideas:
As you start searching you can add to the table or mind map.
Do the same for your reflective report. Remember for this assessment you will need to choose:
|Work place||University group||Sporting Club|
|Social group||Volunteer group||Religious group|
|Social Media||YouTube video||Current affairs|
|TV show segment||Novel||Other creative work|
The Library Collection can be a useful starting point in locating academic references. The library collection contains resources such as 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. For more information on using Google Scholar, have a look at our Library research skills guide.
By accessing Google Scholar from within 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.
Business Source Ultimate provides information covering all areas of business including accounting and finance; banking; finance and insurance; construction; computer science; economics and more.
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.
The below resources may assist you in writing your journal entries.
Now that you have done your research it is time to put all of your information together. Watch this short video (approx 3 mins) for tips on how to write a report or access the overview document at the bottom of this box.
For more help on improving your academic skills and referencing, please visit Study Help page.
Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)
Help with the Harvard UniSA referencing style. Find in text-citations and reference examples, from different sources such as articles, books & chapters, websites, and more.
Watch the following video to brush up on your grammar skills. Use the time stamps to jump to sections you need.