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HCS102 Research Skills Guide: Introduction


Welcome to the Library Research Skills Guide for HCS102: Communication and Human Services

This guide was made for you by a librarian from Charles Sturt University Library, and is designed to help you develop research skills and strategies. This guide focuses on key library skills, such as finding sources of information, using journal databases and evaluating information; plus, it offers tailored support for your assessment items two and three. 

If you need a refresher on any other fundamental Library skills, head over to the SOC101 Guide.

Most important of all, use your librarians! If you need help with anything library-related, get in touch with the library. Library staff are here to help; you aren't expected to know everything about research and the Library can help point you in the right direction.

Wishing you the best for the study ahead.

Jess Lewis
Charles Sturt Librarian

Library Skills Videos

If you'd like some great tips on searching for and evaluating resources, to get the best quality resources possible for your assessments, take at look at these short videos created by Charles Sturt University Librarians for HCS102

Accessing your textbook

Good news!

Your textbook is available online through the library!

However our access to your textbook is limited. Please watch the short clip 'Accessing HCS102 prescribed text'. Follow the best practice in the clip 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:

We'd love your feedback!

We would love to know how this guide helps you with research in this subject! Your feedback helps us to improve our content and delivery.

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