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Business: UniSA Online - BUSS 1067: Business and Society - Assessment 1

Finding information for your reflective journal

1. What do you need to do?

For this assignment, you need to find relevant references to support your reflective journal.

Remember to read all the information on your course website related to your assessment to understand exactly what you need to do.

  • Example topic for this assignment help:
    The expectations of younger generations are different from older generations in the workplace

2. How to write reflectively

Before you start researching for your journal entries, use the following resources to understand what reflective writing is:

Tip: Even though these resources feature examples from different contexts, use them to get a feel for the writing style and depth of reflection.

3. Plan your search

Each of your reflections will require you to find supporting evidence within the scholarly literature.

To find out more about what makes something scholarly (academic) watch:

Before you start searching, plan how you are going to approach each search for scholarly information. Do this by:

1. Identifying key concepts within your topic or question


2. Using a mind map or table to brainstorm concepts and ideas

Concept table key

The concepts you think of will form your search strategies.

4. Where to search

Good starting points for searching for academic references (scholarly information) are:

Tip: Access Google Scholar through the Library homepage to find full text articles.

5. How to build your search

To build a search strategy, you need to connect your concepts. Learn how here:

Here is an example using the Library Catalogue:

  1. Start by adding each of your concepts into the search box.
    screenshot of catalogue search: "younger generation" workplace expectations
    ​These are connected using AND by default.
  2. Narrow your search further by using the limits on the left of your screen. Try:
    • Resource type (try articles or books).
    • Publication date for recent content.
    • Subject (such as Generations).
  3. Try adding synonyms (alternative concepts) to your search to find different results.
    Screenshot of catalogue search using synonyms of key concepts
    Connect these using OR.
  4. If you cannot find relevant results change your search concepts.
    screenshot of new Catalogue search

For more help searching watch:

6. More help

Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)

Need help referencing? Follow the roadmap!

The Referencing Roadmap (Harvard) shows you how to reference using the Harvard-UniSA style.

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