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FIN381 Research Skills Guide: Introduction

Important note

From 2021 there is a new Business Studies Research Skills Guide for the Bachelor of Business Studies offshore pathway program. You'll find many library resources there to help you in your studies with Charles Sturt, including the subjects ACC384, FIN381, FIN385MGT382 and MGT387. The guide below isn't being updated after 2020.


Welcome to the FIN381 Research Skills Guide.

This guide was made for you by a Librarian from Charles Sturt University Library. It is designed to make your research process easier.

We will cover the best way to:

  • Plan your search strategy and find keywords for your assessment topic
  • Find scholarly information using the Library resources
  • Evaluate information that you have found
  • Write your report using the information that you have found

You can use this guide any way you like; read it front to back or dip in and out as required. I recommend taking a few minutes to familiarise yourself with the content so you know what's in there in case you find yourself stuck later on.

Keep in mind that research is not a linear process and may not always follow a particular order of steps.

Most important of all, use your librarians! If you need help with anything library or research related, get in touch with the library.

Wishing you the best for the study ahead.

Lorraine Rose

Charles Sturt University Librarian

Search skills demonstration 2020

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Library Word Meanings

Common Library Words is an explanation of a number of words and phrases you might come across when using the Library or the Library's resources.

Created by the University of Newcastle Library, it also includes translations of these words into Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Arabic.