Finding scholarly information for your critical essay
For this assessment you need to find scholarly information to support your critical essay.
Remember to read all the information on your course website related to your assessment to understand exactly what you need to do.
Case study question: Do Australian businesses respect Aboriginal voices and communities?
Once you read the case study think about what the key issues or concepts are.
Try mapping these out in a table or mind map. Try thinking of any synonyms or alternative concepts to incorporate into different searches.
Here is an example mind map:
*Mind map created using mindmeister*
Remember, this is not comprehensive. There may be other concepts that are relevant.
Watch the following video:
Library catalogue search example:
Tip: Use the 'Tweak my results' menu to limit your search to books or articles.
However, we recommend you use these key business databases:
For more help watch:
Business Source Complete is a key business database that you should become familiar with. It will be useful throughout your studies.
These can help narrow your search.
Search this database the same way you search Business Source Complete.
Notice you use the same truncation symbol, the star *, and any phrases have double quotes around them to keep them together, for example "first nations".
Tip: This database is really useful for finding Australian content.