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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

Rsources for the nature of business

These are links to the databases used in this session's lecture.

In the lecture this session, we explain the type of business structures under which most businesses operate in Australia.

You can talk about the fact that for a company to be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) they must be a 'LIMITED' company, but what does this mean?  What did we identify about limited companies?  You don't need to say a lot here, but you do need to include this.


Remember to use your search strategies and techniques to find what you're looking for. If unsure, go back and read watch Courtney's three narrated PowerPoints in Module 1 of this LibGuide, about how to research for a business report. If unsure, please ask a Librarian or your Tutor.

Journals can be found within the databases you have been given. You can choose to search the library collection online by:

  1. Go to USC's Library webpage and login using your student ID.
  2. From the options across the top, click on 'Journal Titles'
  3. Type in the main point of your search to find relevant journals, e.g.: Type in 'Management' and see how many journals there are, Do the same for 'Leadership'.

Choose a journal you think has an appropriate title (for this example, we chose 'Journal of Leadership Studies'. Select this journal, and it will take you through a portal to Wiley Online Library's access to the journal (you may be required to login again). Once in there, you can use the search engine to look for articles about your focus for the report. For example, we typed in 'Leadership management' and filtered the dates range from 2014-2020, and the second article down was 'Leadership, management and mentoring: applying theory to practice' (McKimm & O'Sullivan 2015). Now, that may be useful to your assignment (or not) but you can see that you are in the right place

The main thing is to not be afraid, remember your Library Skills training and determine your keywords within your topic search. Sometimes, you find things right away, and other times it just takes a bit longer. Like everything else, practise improves things.

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