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ISL181/481 Research Skills Guide: Home


Welcome to the ISL181/481  Islamic Studies  Research Skills Guide.

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

We will cover the best way to:

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

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.

Jocelyn Morris

Assessment 2: Research and Referencing Quiz


The Quiz will asses students on how to research sources, as well as how to reference sources using Chicago Style Referencing.

Details about  completing the online quiz will be provided during the 1st teaching week. There is a limited time period in which the quiz is accessible and once commenced,  students have one hour to complete the quiz. 


ISL181/481 Sirah - Life of Prophet Muhammad


Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources is a biography of the Islamic prophet Muhammad by Martin Lings.

Published Rochester: Inner Traditions 2006.

As your Subject Outline indicates, this item can be purchased from  The Fountain Bookshop in Melbourne (  

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