Welcome to the HCS204 Research Skills Guide.
This guide was made for you by the Charles Sturt University Library and it is designed to make your research process easier.
This guide focuses on finding information about research methods. 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 Research Skills 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.
The Library recorded two library skills demonstrations to help you with Assessment Item 1. The skills covered here will also be very useful for Assessment Item 2.
Evaluating information is also a critical skill at university, here is a recording that demonstrates how to evaluate two resources (14 mins) using the CRAP Test evaluation framework.
Wishing you the best for the study ahead!
Client Services Librarian
Want to see if your Library skills are top-notch?
Once you've worked your way through this guide, test your skills and understanding via this Quizziz made just for HCS204:
Look out for answer explanations that explain some of the trickier questions. Attempt the quiz as many times as you wish!
This eBook can be accessed by a few students at a time. To ensure all students have equal access to this textbook:
Your print to PDF quota will reset after 24 hours.
Your downloads are for your own personal use. Under copyright law, portions or chapters from this book may not be shared or made available online, including within Interact2 sites and on social media.
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.
All responses are anonymous. This survey should take no longer than 3 mins to complete.
Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.
Charles Sturt University is an Australian University, TEQSA Provider Identification: PRV12018. CRICOS Provider: 00005F.