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Welcome to the Library Research Skills Guide for SOC101: Understanding the Social World

This guide was made for you by a librarian from Charles Sturt Library. It is designed to make the research process for Assessment Item 2 easier; however, you will also find these research skills useful for the first assessment item and throughout your university studies! 

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 to write and reference 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 here 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.

Jess Lewis (she/her)
Charles Sturt Librarian

Library research recording

To help you locate information for your assessments in SOC101, I have created a Library research recording. This recording covers how to find different types of resources, brainstorming keywords, using search techniques in Primo Search and evaluating information. The best part? These research skills are transferable across your subjects! 

Accessing eBooks through the library

Although you are not required to purchase a textbook for this subject, a variety of related eBooks are available through the library. 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

You can contact me directly for assistance: Jess Lewis -

OR contact the Library:

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