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COMM 1065: Professional and technical communication - Genre change portfolio

Getting Started

This Assignment Help will help you in finding information for Assessment 2: Genre Change Portfolio

Please refer to your Course Outline and LearnOnline site for full assessment information.

Plan your Search

In order to locate relevant literature for your assignment you need to plan your search strategy before searching for information.

Check out the video and guide below to learn how to do this:

Concepts Synonyms
content repackaging 

content repurposing 

content recycling 

Information Sources






Target audience*


target market

*Depending on the target demographic you may want to select relevant age groups: young/young adult/teenager, middle aged/adulthood, old/mature/elderly

Example search strategy:

("content repackaging" OR "content repurposing" OR "content recycling")


(website OR blog OR infographic)


  • Used to combine the concepts.
  • The more concepts you connect with AND the more focused your search will become.
  • Narrows your search.


  • Used to combine the synonyms.
  • Broadens your search.
  • Includes results that use different terminology.

Remember to use,

  •  "quotation marks" to keep phrases together
  • brackets (.....) to keep alternative keywords for each concept together. 

The example search strategies in the searching box have been taken using SOME of the concepts and synonyms above. This list is by no means exhaustive and you can practice using alternative concepts and keywords when creating your search strategy. 


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.

Here is an example search using some of the concepts and corresponding synonyms. Using the advanced search function enter the following search terms :

Row 1: "content repackaging" OR "content repurposing" OR "content recycling" AND

Row 2: websites OR blogs OR infographics

Link to library search 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.

The Advanced Google 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:

("content repackaging" OR "content repurposing" OR "content recycling") AND (websites OR blogs OR infographics)

Link to example Google Scholar search results

You should also try searching library databases for relevant academic sources.

Databases are search tools for finding articles, papers, reports and more. Find databases by browsing under categories.

Here is an example search in ProQuest Central.

Example search strategy:

Link to Proquest Central search results

For the database search, I have added an extra concept.

("content repackaging" OR "content repurposing" OR "content recycling")


(website OR blog OR infographic)


("target audience" OR "target market")

Further Assignment Help

Need advice on writing or presenting? Not sure how to organise your ideas? The Study help: online resources hub has tools to help you with your Assignments and succeed at university!

Link to 'Study Help' page

Want someone to check over a draft of your assignment? Studiosity offers an online classroom where you can chat with a learning adviser. The associated "Check Mate" service helps with English, writing and referencing.


Other referencing support tools:

What do you do with all those references you have found?

Use 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.

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