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Language and Literacies in Education

This guide provides pathways to a range of resources to inform your study of Language and Literacies in Education.

Resources for Task 1

There are four journal articles provided for the assessment task.  To find the full text of the articles, search using the education databases.  

Advanced Searching

Students who choose to search broader than the four provided articles can use this online resource to develop their research skills.  Many databases provide short tutorials for specific searching tips and techniques which can be accessed through the database. 

Search strategy

After you have analysed your topic and learned new terminology from some text books, it is time to think about your search strategy to find journal articles. There are several tools you can use to make your search more efficient. Visit the Search effectively guide or watch the video Online Research: Tips for effective search strategies. In summary:

  • place OR between alternative keywords for a single topic
  • place AND between the different topics
  • use truncation * to find alternative endings to words
  • use "phrase searching" to find exact phrases

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