|This guide will help you find information for your essay.|
Before you begin read the:
|Watch this video|
Before you get started it is important to plan your search.
For this assignment you have to address one of the topics given. This guide will use the following example topic:
Discuss what factors makes cabin crew work effectively as a team.
|Apply the skills shown here to your own topic|
1. Identify the content words, main concepts in your topic:
|Concept 1||cabin crew|
|Concept 2||effectively as a team|
2. Identify any synonyms or similar keywords for alternative concepts. You may find it helpful to put these in a table.
|Concept 1||cabin crew, flight attendants|
effectively as a team, effective team, effective teamwork,
team effectiveness, successful teamwork, successful teams,
Once you have identified your key concepts, you need to combine them using AND & OR.
1. OR is used to connect synonyms or alternative concepts to broaden your search:
|Concept 1||cabin crew OR flight attendants|
effective team OR effective teamwork OR team effectiveness
OR successful teamwork OR successful teams
2. AND is used to connect different concepts. The more concepts you add using AND the narrower your search will become:
|Concept 1||"cabin crew" OR "flight attendant"|
|Concept 2||effective* OR success* OR performance|
3. You can also use:
|Read: How to plan your search|
The Library Collection is a good place to start your search for scholarly material. You can use it to find eBooks, journal articles, reports, videos and more.
Type your concepts into the search box:
You can change the concepts used to find different results:
Apply filters using the left hand menu to refine your results further.
You can search Google Scholar in a similar way to find relevant information.
|Watch: How to search the Library Collection (1.47)|
Databases are online collections of resources including articles, papers, book chapters and reports. Databases have advanced search options, helping to focus your search and find more relevant, scholarly references quickly.
Start by typing each different concept into a new search field.
Connect these using AND.
Choose to search Anywhere except full text.
|Refine your results by using the menu on the left of the page.|
|Read: How to save time searching in databases|
If you are not sure what is considered scholarly information watch this short video, or see the PDF:
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