For your annotated bibliography and essay you will need to find articles related to your specific topics as well as broadly in Public Relations theory and practice.
Always read the assessments information in your course website and outline to understand exactly what you need to do.
Example question for this assignment
To what extent is public relations the use of persuasion and manipulation in a non-political government context? Discuss in relation to awareness raising and behaviour change campaigns and framing theory and Semiotics.
1. Find the task word(s) in your question. For example:
2. Find the content words in your question. You can find these by taking the task word and adding the question “What?”:
3. Find the parameters for your search
To search effectively you need to plan a strategy to give you the best chance to get the most relevant results. You could try creating a mindmap of your question to assist in understanding your topic and finding important key words to search on.
Below is a map of the example question, but remember you can always find and add more concepts as you are working on the question.
want to know more? look at the following resources:
The Library Catalogue can be a useful starting point in locating information.
To do a search, try using:
Use the Tweak my results menu to limit your results:
Try Google Scholar to find scholarly information. An advantage of Google Scholar is that it provides access to the full text of many UniSA scholarly (academic) articles if you connect via the link above, or from the Library home page.
The Advanced Scholar Search option gives more flexibility when you search. To access it select the menu (three lines) in the top left hand corner of Google Scholar. This menu will appear once you do an initial search in Google Scholar.
Here is an example:
Peer reviewed (refeered) journals are of high quality and can be used to support the argument that you are presenting. Articles in peer reviewed journals must go through an evaluation process with experts in the field before being published.
The terms scholarly and academic are also sometimes used to indicate quality journals.
Watch the following video to learn more:
Databases are searching tools for finding articles, papers, reports and more. Some databases are subject-specific, whilst others may cover multiple subject areas. Find more databases by browsing the database list by subject, or by clicking on the 'Find Resources' tab in this guide.
Business Source Complete is one database you will want to search for this assignment.
Here's an example of a search in Business Source Complete.
Refining the results
You may want to limit to:
Click HERE for a useful tutorial on conducting an Advanced Search in EBSCOHost.