Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

DOH321 Research Skills Guide: Use

About this page

Below you will find tips and links to further information to help you with:

  • Writing your assessments & study skills
  • Referencing at CSU
  • Using information ethically

Study Skills Resources

Referencing at Charles Sturt University

The Referencing at Charles Sturt University webpage has lots of helpful information about referencing including links to the following resources:

  • Charles Sturt University Guide to APA Referencing
  • Charles Sturt University Example of an APA Reference List
  • Academic Referencing Tool
  • APA Style Blog

The main referencing style at Charles Sturt University is APA  though this is not the only style used at the University and you should check with your lecturer if you are unsure.

Are you digitally savvy?

Digital skills are an essential part of your life as a student and beyond.  For this reason, one of Charles Sturt University's Graduate Learning Outcomes focuses on digital literacy.  How digitally literate are you?  Can you participate, promote, and protect yourself online?  Check out Your Digital Life to find out!

Writing your assessment - tips and techniques

Here are some helpful tips for essay writing:

CSU Writing Guides:

Writing your assessment - support

Charles Sturt University also has other services which can help you to get the best possible results for your work:

  • Turnitin Software - A Turnitin account allows you to check your own writing for inadvertent plagiarism or quotation errors.  Detect and fix problems before submission. Some assessments will require you to submit your work to Turnitin before final submission! 
  • Academic Skills - Academic Skills advisers can help you understand and prepare for your assignments.
  • The Study Success Forum is an ideal place to post those vexing questions about assignment writing techniques. Find it in Interact2 > Study Success > Discussion.
  • Why not attend an Academic Skills workshop online to enhance or refresh your academic writing skills.
  • Make an appointment with an Academic Skills adviser for personal help seven days a week.
  • Academic Writer - access video tutorials, quizzes and sample papers to build your APA referencing and writing skills

What is referencing?

Using information ethically

These guides have some useful resources and information that will help you to use information ethically while you are studying with Charles Sturt University.

Copyright for Students.

Using images at university.