For Assessment 1 you need to;
Write a report on designing a nutritionally balanced meal plan.
Include references to support and illustrate your argument.
Format the references using UniSA Harvard Referencing system.
Remember to always read your course outline or website for more assessment details.
For your report, you need to find credible academic sources, such as peer reviewed journal articles. Sometimes peer reviewed articles may be called academic, scholarly or refereed articles.
Watch this short video on scholarly sources:
Alternatively, have a look at this short guide on how to find academic sources:
Planning your search will give you the best chance of finding relevant results.
Use the resources below to learn how to plan a search
How to plan your search
Tip - For each concept you need to address in Assignment 1, try and think of other possible keywords (synonyms) you could use when searching.
See below for an example table.
Tip - Choose a chronic disease of your choice. Column 1 of the table below has some examples.
Before you search take a few minutes to read the report's aims and description and then start to map out, table or brainstorm possible keywords you could search with.
Tip - Think about how a particular concept may be expressed in the literature. This is important as sometimes not everyone refers to a particular concept in the same way.
Help with mind mapping:
Some mind mapping tools:
Read the report's aims and description and then follow these steps:
Watch the Choosing where to search video to learn where to search for resources.
to Healthy Eating
Informit Health Collection
Chronic conditions -
The Department of Health
Chronic diseases -
Australian Institute of
Health and Welfare
Tip - More databases are available under Find evidence on this guide.
Select the Multi-Field Search option to search for a new concept on each line.
Start by putting each different concept on a new line. Notice your different concepts are connected with AND.
Try broadening your search by adding some synonyms or similar concepts to each line. Connect these with OR.
If you need to look for a particular age group, gender (male or men / female or women) or geographic location (Australia) consider adding this to your search.
Alternatively explore what limits are available to you to focus your search. Select Limits (under search box) to see some basic limits. Select Edit Limits to see even more limits!
Tip - Remember searching the literature is an iterative (repetitive) process that takes time and effort. You may want to search other databases for resources.
Apply search skills shown for Emcare database when searching in other Library databases.
Google scholar can be useful for finding scholarly information including articles. Access Google scholar from the Library's homepage to see full text content.
Start by putting a few different concepts into the search box:
You can add another concept if you need to:
If you are having trouble finding relevant articles try changing your terms