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Justice and Legal Studies

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

Why can't I just Google?

Google is so easy! Why wouldn't I use it for all of my assignment research?

La Trobe University Library. (n.d.). Why can't I google?
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Law, Criminology and Justice Drop in

Law, Criminology and Justice drop in

When and where?

Semester 1 and 2 (weeks 2–13) except during semester breaks.

When: Tuesday 12noon-2pm

Where: Moot Court, JG.15, Building J, Sunshine Coast campus


This drop in can assist students with:

  • Academic writing
  • Finding resources
  • Study strategies and skills
  • Locating cases, journal articles and law resources
  • Referencing

Peer support available! 

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