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HCS102 Research Skills Guide: Introduction


Welcome to the HCS102 Research Skills Guide.

This guide was made for you by a librarian from Charles Sturt University Library, and is designed to help you to develop research skills and strategies. This guide focuses on your three assessment items.

If you would like a refresher about other library skills, such as sources of information, using journal databases, evaluating information, and more, 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.

Lorraine Rose (she/her)
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 through the library

Good news!

Your textbook is available online through the library!

However our access to your textbook is limited. Follow the best practice in the video below to ensure you have access to what you need without disadvantaging other students in your subject.


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