Assessment 1 for Principles of Project Management is an essay assignment.
It is recommended that you read Writing Essays before starting your assignment.
Please refer to your learnonline course site for detailed assessment instructions.
Before you start searching it is important to breakdown you question and plan your search. To get started, follow the steps below.
1. Define any terms you are unsure of. Use an introductory book, dictionary, encyclopedia, handbook or website.
2. Identify main concepts in your topics. These will help you form your searches. For example, for the topic "The importance of project management":
3. Identify any synonyms or similar keywords for each main concept. You may find it helpful to put these in a table.
4. Add in any:
Once you have identified your key concepts, you need to combine them using AND & OR.
1. OR is used to connect synonyms or similar terms for the same concept.
2. AND is used to connect different concepts.
3. You can also use:
If you are not sure what is considered scholarly information watch this short video, or see the PDF below:
The Library catalogue is a good place to start your search. You can use it to find journal articles, papers, book chapters, and reports.
To search in the Library catalogue:
1. Type your main concepts into the search box.
2. Broaden your search by adding synonyms using the connector OR.
3. Apply filters by using the 'Tweak my results' menu (left side).
Try using Google Scholar to find scholarly sources or material from education and government websites.
To use the Advanced Scholar Search:
Library databases are online collections of resources which you can use to find articles, papers, book chapters and reports that aren't listed in the Library catalogue.
Two key databases are:
Business Source Complete
1. Start by putting each different concept on a new line:
2. Add synonyms using the connector OR. This is important as not everyone refers to ideas in the same way. This will help broaden your search:
3. To look for recent scholarly articles you can apply the limits (on left):
1. To search ScienceDirect select the Advanced search option (located on the right side).
2. In the field 'Find articles with these terms' enter your different concepts:
Tip: If you are not getting results, change the search terms you use for different results.
3. Use the Refine By menu (left) to filter your search by:
Tip: All journal articles in ScienceDirect are peer reviewed.
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Your assignment requires your to reference your sources in the Harvard UniSA style. Use the Referencing Roadmap to learn how to reference different sources correctly.
For more help with this assignment please contact Ask the Library or the Student Engagement Unit.