Research help: Welcome

About this guide

This guide will help you with assignment research, referencing and evaluating information and more.

Use the headings below or the page tabs above for help with:

Smart searching 
Covers search tips, locating information and critically evaluating resources found on the Internet

Referencing 
What is a bibliography? What information do you need for your reference list? Find useful examples, tips and links to different referencing styles like APA and Harvard. Watch tutorials, see what books you can borrow to learn more.

Plagiarism 
Find out what plagiarism is and why you should avoid it, and learn about copyright with our tips, links and online video.

Study skills 
Improve your study skills with the useful online tutorials and links to relevant websites, find helpful library books on study skills, discover more TAFE services for further help.

Writing skills
Provides help to successfully put your assignment together: with the steps explained, web links to essay writing, grammar and spelling, report writing and general tutorials, a mindmap on YouTube, access to the Writer’s Reference Center and a list of useful eBooks. 

Presentations
Tips and resources for preparing and delivering presentations including online resources for ESL students, links to  free online courses on using PowerPoint via lynda.com and Microsoft.

Guide editor: Dagmar Deussing
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Acknowledgement

Many thanks to Library and Information Services, TAFE Illawarra for granting permission to modify their research help guide and to use some of their resources.

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This online tutorial has been created by the Library and Information Services, TAFE Illawarra.

 

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