This guide will assist you with finding relevant resources for your Assessment 1: Journal.
It also includes guidance on reflective writing.
For full assessment details read the assessment details in your course website and course outline.
Before you start searching for academic sources, plan your approach.
A mind map or table can be a good strategy for organising ideas. As you search you will identify more terms which you can add to the table.
In this example, we explore causes of workplace miscommunication:
You will need to discuss communication theories in your assignments. Try adding one or more of the following terms to your search:
Tip: Encyclopedias or handbooks can be helpful in identifying theories or theorists.
As well as referring to your readings for topics for both assessments you must also find academic sources to support your analysis. Academic sources are sometimes referred to as scholarly or peer reviewed sources (video: 2 min 22 sec).
|Getting Started||Key databases|
|Library Collection Help||Business Source Ultimate|
The Library Collection is a useful starting point for locating academic references. It contains books, DVDs, journal and newspaper articles and more.
To perform a search, add:
Connect your terms using AND, OR and NOT
From 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.
How to search Business Source Ultimate:
From the results page, the limits menu on the left will allow you to refine by date range and to scholarly (peer reviewed) journals.
Google Scholar searches only within academic or scholarly sites, rather than over the whole internet like a regular Google Search.
Access Google Scholar from the Library website to get full access to articles subscribed to by the Library. View by clicking on the Full-text at UniSA link.
Watch the video: Why use Google Scholar? (2 min 13 sec) to find out more.
Once you have all your information it is time to put everything together. The below resources will help you with some specific requirements.
Reflective writing is about exploring your reactions, thoughts and questions to an experience. Watch this video (2 min 15 sec) to learn more.
What do you do with all those references you have found? Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references.
The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. There are also many free systems available.
The required textbook for this course is:
The Library holds an ebook copy of this textbook under a limited user license. This means that only 3 people can access the book at any one time.
To maximise access, download the required chapter to view offline and close the browser. Your download limit resets every 24 hours, so you can then return for more.
Should this access be insufficient, your course coordinator encourages you to purchase your own copy. You can purchase this text directly from Pearson Education.