Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
USC logo
Library Guides

Find information

Information comes in many formats. How you search for information will depend on what type of information you are looking for. You may know the exact source you need or you may need to find sources about a topic.

An accurate reference (e.g. from a list of readings or references) will help you find that source of information. A reference will always include information about the author, date of publication, and title.

Reference examples

A journal article

Brotheridge, CM 2013, ‘Explaining bullying: using theory to answer practical questions’, Team performance management, vol. 19, no. 3/4, pp. 185-201, http://www.emeraldinsight.com.

A book

Mishna, F 2012, Bullying: a guide to research, intervention, and prevention, Oxford University Press, New York.

A book chapter

Bulbeck, T 2001, ‘Bullying the Elderly’, in P McCarthy, J Rylance, R Bennett, & H Zimmermann (eds), Bullying: from backyard to boardroom, 2nd edn, The Federation Press, Sydney.

What kind of information do you need?

Find known sources

When you know the book or article you need to:

Search for sources on a topic

When you have an assessment topic:

Search within sources

When you are in the source and need to find specific information:

© University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia | ABN 28 441 859 157 | CRICOS Provider No. 01595D