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BUS370 Research Skills Guide: Research on the Web

Authoritative information on the web

It is vitally important that you critically assess any information that you find on the internet. Take a look at the Evaluating information on the MGT100 Research Skills Guide to help you with using and applying the C.R.A.P. test.

Below are some links to authoritative sources of information and Google search tips to help you get the most out of your searching.

Google Search Strategies

Search for an exact phrase, or match

Put your search terms in quotation marks

"climate change"
Exclude a word from your search

Put a dash - before any word you want to exclude

Port corrosion -phone
Search within a range of numbers

Use two periods .. between the numbers to return results within that range

sea temperature 2012..2017
Search within a website

Use site: to search within a particular web address or to limit your results to a domain type

Limit by geographical area or time frame Use the Google Tools drop down options to limit to Australian results and/or select a time frame for your results.


Free Business News & Research

  • ABC News Business - current affairs and news related to business from ABC TV, radio and postcasts.
  • Bloomberg - news, business analysis, commentary, long-form features, Business Week magazine.
  • The Conversation - an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community for the public.
  • BusinessThink - UNSW Business School's online journal providing research findings, analysis and opinion by professional writers.
  • Deloitte Access Economics - provides advise and reports to business and government on economic, financial and social challenges.
  • SBS Small Business Secrets - insights, news, and interviews about small businesses

Using google effectively

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