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JST409 Research Skills Guide: Home


Welcome to the JST409 Research Skills Guide.

This guide is designed to make your research process easier.

We will cover the best way to:

  • Identify keywords and search strategies for your assessment
  • Find relevant resources using the Library and the Internet
  • Evaluate your results for suitability
  • Use the information in your assessment

You can use this guide any way you like; read it front to back, or dip in and out as required. I recommend taking a few minutes to familiarise yourself with the content so you know what's in here in case you find yourself stuck later on.

Keep in mind that research is not a linear process and may not always follow a particular order of steps.

Most important of all, use your librarians! If you need help with anything library or research related, get in touch with the library.

You'll find an Ask A Librarian Discussion Forum in the Discussions section of your Subject Site, you can post questions about searching there.You can also contact me on e-mail or other Library staff using the contact points listed to the right.

Wishing you the best for the study ahead.


CSU Librarian

Search Skills Demonstration

My colleague Annette has created a JST409 class recording for you.  This will give you an overview of the library services and how to search for information for your assessments.

You'll find chapter markers on the left hand side which allow you to move around within the recording.


Help from a Librarian

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