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HCS531 Research Skills Guide: Home


Welcome to the HCS531 Research Skills Guide.

This guide was made for you by a librarian from Charles Sturt Library. It is designed to make the research process for Assessment Item 1 & Assessment Item 2 easier.

We will focus on the best way to:

  • Identify keywords and search strategies
  • Find relevant resources using the Library and the Internet
  • Use the information in your assessment
  • Evaluate your results for suitability

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.


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From the Library collection

There is no prescribed text for this subject.

Below are some resources from the Library's collection that might be useful throughout session. Readings and resources for HCS531 are included in the online learning modules.