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

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.

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. 

Tips and resources for preparing and delivering presentations including online resources for ESL students, links to online courses on using PowerPoint via LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft.

Digital literacy
Learn what digital literacy encompasses and how to become a digital citizen. Gain competencies in content creation, data management, social collaboration and communication.


Selected reference databases

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