Always read all the information related to your assessments to understand exactly what you need to do. Make sure you check your:
Once you read the case study topic provided identify the key concepts within it. Try mapping them out in a table or mind map.
*Mindmap created using mindmeister*
Remember, you may not use all these concepts in a search, just some.
Read the report's aims and description and then follow these steps:
Start by doing some quick searches in the Library catalogue or Google Scholar. This can help you understand your topic area better including the terminology used.
Library catalogue search example:
Tip: Use the 'Tweak my results' menu to limit your search to books or articles.
Google scholar search example:
Tip: The double quotes "..." around "native food" will keep your keywords together as a phrase.
Databases are search tools that help you find articles, papers, book chapters and reports. The offer more sophisticated search functions than the catalogue.
The following two databases are good starters:
1. Start with a basic search. Using the connector AND put a different concept on each line:
2. Using the connector OR to add synonyms to your search. This will broaden your search:
Notice the difference in your results. Adding synonyms to your search can have a significant impact on your results.
1. Similar to Informit Indigenous Australia put each different concept on a new each line:
2. You can then add any synonyms using the connector OR:
Using limits - You may find the following useful: