Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Welcome to the GEO314/513 Research Skills Guide.
This guide is designed to make your research process easier. It should help you to find useful scholarly resources for your assignments.
It is structured in five main sections:
Getting Started: help with topic analysis, interpreting citations, identifying sources of information, and searching
Using Primo Search to find known items and information on a topic
Finding Journal Articles in journal databases, using citation databases and Google Scholar
Grey Literature refers to research that is unpublished or published in non-commercial form, eg government reports
Evaluating and using the information you have found for your assessment.
You can work through this guide at your own pace, or dip into it as needed.
If you need further assistance, please contact me, or contact the Library, as in the boxes at right.
Wishing you the best for the study ahead.
Charles Sturt University Librarian
GEO314/513 Research Skills Guide
Help from a Librarian
You can contact me directly for assistance, Karen Klein: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR you can use the Library's help services: