Please refer to the learnonline course site for assessment instructions.
View the Student Engagement Unit's Academic Skills website for help planning your assignment and making sense of the assignment and instruction words;
Start by identifying the concepts (main ideas) from your assignment topic prior to searching. Then consider alternative words for these concepts which, together with the concept term, become your searchable keywords.
Watch this video here to learn more about addressing a topic.
Example: Discuss how empathy contribute to enhancing person centred care in nursing
Combined search string
Empathy OR Sympathies OR Sympathy OR Commiserate OR Commiseration OR Compassion OR Compassionate
Nursing OR Nurse
Person centred care OR Person-centred care OR Person centered care OR Person centered care OR Patient centred care OR Patient-centred care OR Patient centered care OR Patient centered care
With truncation / phrases
Empathy OR Sympath* OR Commiserat* OR Compassion*
"Person centred care" OR "Person-centred care" OR "Person centered care" OR "Person centered care" OR "Patient centred care" OR "Patient-centred care" OR "Patient centered care" OR "Patient centered care"
More information about constructing a search strategy is available here.
Tip: In your assignment you are asked to discuss multiple concepts.
You might need to use individual search strings for each concept in order to locate relevant resources for each concept.
Journals are the primary medium for scholarly communication and account for a large percentage of university research output. For this assignment you need to conduct extensive research and locate relevant, credible resources to support your arguments within your assignment.
Use these databases to search for journal articles
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You need to use relevant, credible academic sources and non-academic sources (e.g. government reports) to support your ideas within your assignment.
Books can provide definitions, topic overviews, in-depth information on a topic and much more comprehensive coverage of a topic than a webpage. Many books in the Library's collection are written or edited by people with expertise in the relevant field.
You can use the Library Catalogue to search for books and reports.
Once you have identified potential articles, you need to start evaluating them to identify which articles are the most relevant and appropriate.
View the Student Engagement Unit's Academic Skills website for help writing your assignment, or to make an appointment with SEU staff.
You need to correctly format your references using the UniSA Harvard style.
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