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HIP100 Research Skills Guide: Home


Welcome to the HIP100 Research Skills Guide.

This guide was made for you by Library staff at Charles Sturt Library. It should introduce you to finding and using scholarly resources, and help  with Assessment Item 3 (Essay) in HIP100.

You will also need to work through this quide in order to answer the Library questions in Assessment item 2 - Online library and academic skills quiz.

It is structured in five main sections:

  • Getting Started: topic analysis; finding readings; sources of information; and search techniques
  • Using Primo Search to find known items and information on a topic
  • Using Databases to find journal articles and related material
  • Other Sources including the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Google Scholar
  • Evaluating information you have found for your assessment
  • Writing and Referencing.

You can work through this guide at your own pace, or dip into it as needed. You can use the navigation structure (tabs and boxes), or the Next Page and Previous Page links.

If you need further assistance, please contact me, or the Library, as in the box at right.

Wishing you the best for your studies.

Tim Eggleston
Information Services Librarian, CSU Library

Library Research Skills Recording

Watch this recording for a live demo of accessing and using Library resources for HIP100. There are chapters to help you find the bits you need (click on the ^ symbol at the bottom of the frame to see the table of contents and skip to the section you want to view), and you can speed it up if you like.

Help from a Librarian

You can contact me directly for assistance, Tim Eggleston -

OR you can contact the Library: