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TPP111 Business Study Skills

For written instructions on how to find information, see the How to Guides. Also see the Business Subject Guides

Welcome to the course library guide (libguide)

USC's Library team consists of highly qualified and enthusiastic supporters of your education journey.

Librarians are our friends, they can help us to learn research strategies and skills that will reduce the time (and frustration) often spent in the early days of researching for assignments.

It is recommended that you attend the library skills workshop/s and use their Drop-in times to develop your skills and hone your research skills this semester to prepare for the rest of your Diploma or undergraduate studies.

Start by reading this page; then consider how this information will help you to get started.

Your research starting point

Before searching for information, make sure you understand the task.

1. Analyse the task to identify keywords and topics, then develop a search strategy

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2. Find the meaning of words in a textbook or dictionary

3. Find academic books to broaden your knowledge of key concepts and terminology

4. Find academic journal articles and current research

5. Save the citation of any source you plan to use
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