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HML (Health Management and Leadership): Sources of Information


There are many different types of resources which might offer information on the topic you are researching, but you need to consider whether the source is scholarly or authoritative enough for research project:

Source type Use this resource to: Where to access this source:
  • Get an overview, introduction, and/or background on a topic
  • Get in-depth information about a broad topic
  • Find books on research methods and literature reviews.
  • Use Primo Search to find books and ebooks.
  • See the [subject guide] for recommended eBook collections.
  • See also eBook Guide for further information about downloading and using eBooks.
Journal article
  • Get the best source of academic or scholarly information
  • Get highly relevant and subject specific information on your topic
  • Find citations and reference lists that will help you identify other important works on a subject.
  • Investigate public attitudes to topics and issues
  • Get the latest information about new ideas or inventions in engineering.

Australian database of streaming videos from free-to-air and pay-TV, selected for tertiary institutions.

A searchable database of Australian free-to-air television news, current affairs, and (selected) documentary programs, available as digitised video.

A ProQuest database featuring the full-text of Australian and New Zealand newspapers. Previously called ANZ Newsstand


Find current information

Get an overview, introduction, and/or background on a topic

Locate reports and documents from government, academic, or professional organisations
Find background or introductory information

Familiarise yourself with the topic
  • See the LeadershipManagement or Public Health guides for a list of reliable government, information sources and professional bodies.
  • Use Google Scholar to find academic or scholarly articles.
Grey Literature

Find relevant research information and data from governments or organisations that has not been commercially published.

Reference material

Find factual and statistical information on a topic
Get an overview of a subject
Find definitions

Use subject specific resources to decipher the "jargon" of your topic
Theses and dissertations

Locate other research on a similar topic
See how to format and present a thesis

  • Charles Sturt University theses are held by the Library.
  • Electronic copies of theses from 2009 onwards are available in the Charles Sturt University Research Output (CRO) repository as PDFs. The Library also subscribes to various theses and dissertation databases.
  • For more information about locating theses, go to the Library's Theses & Dissertations page.


Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar allows you to locate resources such as articles, theses and books.

Unlike Primo Search, which is set to search the Library's holdings only, Google Scholar searches beyond Charles Sturt University Library and will include resources that are not available to you.

Set up Library Links to access the Library's online resources using these instructions.

Help from a Librarian

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.