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GEO314/513 Research Skills Guide: Home


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  • Grey Literature refers to research that is unpublished or published in non-commercial form, eg government reports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.

Karen Klein

Charles Sturt University Librarian

Help from a Librarian

You can contact me directly for assistance, Karen Klein:

OR make an appointment with me via the Appointments system.

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Your Textbook

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  • Access the chapter you need
  • Print to PDF or download a chapter
  • Return the eBook, so it can be used by other students. 

Your downloads are for your own personal use. Under copyright law, portions or chapters from this book may not be shared or made available online, including within Interact2 sites and on social media.

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