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EDU119 English Language and Literacy

Getting Started

Library services and resources will be essential for you to complete this and most other courses you do at USC. This page introduces the Library and its many services and provides some hints on doing assessments.

If you need Library help, explore the many options to Contact the Library.

Use the other tabs on this Guide to see information to help you complete each of your assessment tasks.


Starting an assessment

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

All about textbooks

Why use text books?

Text books are a great place to begin your research as they provide details about:

  • the history or overview of a topic
  • changes and major developments
  • key theories and approaches for a discipline
  • discipline specific terminology and definitions

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