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MGT501 Research Skills Guide: Home


Welcome to the MGT501 Research Skills Guide.

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

  • Plan and prepare to search for information by understanding your task and brainstorming keywords
  • Develop search strategies to quickly and efficiently find the most relevant resources
  • Evaluate your results for suitability
  • Write the information in your assessment
  • Use EndNote to create your reference list

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!

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 textbooks are available online through the library!

However our access to your textbook is limited. Follow the best practice in the video below to ensure you have access to what you need without disadvantaging other students in your subject.

Help from a Librarian

Call: 1800 275 278

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Study Centre students please contact your Study Centre Library for any questions regarding loans, renewals or research support.