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HRM502 Research Skills Guide: Home


Welcome to the HRM502 Research Skills Guide.

This guide is designed to make your research process easier and covers the best way to:

  • Identify keywords and search strategies for your HRM502 assessments
  • Find relevant resources using the Library and the Internet
  • 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 us.

Wishing you the best for the study ahead.

Lauren Hookham,

Charles Sturt University Librarian

Search skills demonstration

Watch this recording to see a demonstration of search skills and strategies you can use to locate relevant, high quality resources for your assessments.

Accessing your textbook through the library

Good news! Your textbook is available from the Library!

We have eBook copies available, however our access to this book is limited to just 4 people at a time. This book is in high demand as it's the textbook for both HRM210 and HRM502.

We recommend you:

  1. Open the book using the link above
  2. Follow the prompts to create or sign in to your Bookshelf account
  3. Open the eBook
  4. Read the pages you need and make your notes
  5. Click the home button in the top left corner to return to your Bookshelf
  6. Return the book to make it available to others.

We also have physical copies of your textbook, and earlier editions available for request through Primo Search.

As this is your prescribed textbook please consider purchasing a copy so you have permanent access to it. Watch the video below to understand more about textbooks.

If you have any questions about accessing your textbook contact us.