Business: BUSS 2065: Business Operations - Assessment 1 - SP2 2019

1. Assessment 1 Report for BUSS 2065: Business Operations

This assessment requires you to critically analyse business operations in a real world situation and write your findings in a report format.

This assignment help is designed to assist you in finding academic references to support your report.

Please see your course outline and course site for full assessment details.

2. Plan your search

Before you begin your research you need to plan your search to get the best results.
Watch the video below for help getting started:

A mindmap can aid your understanding and find important keywords for searching. Here is an example: 

3. What is a scholarly article?'

You have been asked to find a minimum of 4 academic references including three scholarly (peer reviewed) journal articles.

 An academic reference can also be known as a scholarly source or peer reviewed (refereed) article.

To find out how to make sure information is academic, scholarly or peer reviewed watch our video on Scholarly Sources Explained (2:22) or see the PDF document below.

4. Find academic references

Library Catalogue

The Library Catalogue can be a useful starting point in locating academic references. To do a search, try using

double quotes for phrases

truncation* to find the plural and other forms of a word

At the results list you can:

Refine search to Peer Reviewed for academic references

Refine by Date eg 2012 to 2018

See the full text for many items by selecting the title, then look for the Online link

Google Scholar

Try Google Scholar to find scholarly material. An advantage of Google Scholar is that it provides access to the full text of many UniSA scholarly/academic articles if you connect to it via the link above, or from the Library home page

The Advanced search option gives more flexibility when you search (note you will have to click on the hamburger menu  then select Advanced search).


Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content.

Try searching using different variations of your concepts and keywords until you find relevant results.

See below for an example of a search.


Emerald: insight

Emerald: insight is an excellent source of management and business information. All content in Emerald is peer-reviewed.

use the advanced search option

narrow your search by date range

See below for an example search for "new technology" AND "business challenges"

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5. How to write a report

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.

image of an information icon For more help on improving your academic skills and referencing, please visit Study Help page.

6. Referencing and academic skills

Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)

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.

Watch Managing Your References or have a look at the Managing References guide to decide which tool is best for you and then get started. 

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