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For more tips watch this short (2:26) video.
You can search or browse for Australian companies in IBISWorld.
IBISWorld contains profiles of the top 2,000 Australian company profiles based on revenue.
To browse Australian companies select Company Research > Australia Company Reports. You will then be able to search by company name or browse through companies alphabetically or by industry.
Please note IBISWorld also includes foreign-owned companies or companies which have expanded internationally. Make sure you choose a company that operates in Australia.
For more information on how to find Australian company information have a look at our Company and industry information guide.
The Library Catalogue can be a useful starting point in locating academic references. It searches across the Library’s collection of 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:
Complete the Library Catalogue interactive tutorial for additional searching tips.
You can search databases to find quality journal articles on your topic. To find which databases are best suited to your subject area, go to the Database subject list, and select the > next to the Business and Management heading. For this course choose the Human resource management databases.
Most databases have a limiting feature which will allow you to retrieve items published within a particular year or year range e.g. 2013-2018.
Business Source Complete is a large international database which includes many premium peer-reviewed, business related journals and indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.
Content covers all areas of business, including human resource management, management and international business. Just enter your keywords into the search box to start searchingYou can limit your search to retrieve only peer-reviewed articles by ticking the scholarly/peer reviewed option. You can also limit your search by date range.
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 Beyond Google for your Research Guide. Click on the image below to learn how to use Google Scholar effectively.
By accessing Google Scholar from within the library website, you will be able link directly to articles that the Library has access to by clicking on the Fulltext at UniSA link.
You also need to understand the requirements of your assignment. The Student Engagement Unit has created a suite of resources called Study Help that can help you understand different assignment types.
Have a look at:
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.
For more help on improving your academic skills and referencing, please visit the Study Help page.
Need help referencing? Follow the roadmap!
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.