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The Research Process


Define                 Locate                    Select


Organise                   Present                  Evaluate

Images courtesy of The State Library of Victoria


Using EBSCO to find resources

EBSCO offers library resources to customers in academic, medical, K–12, public library, law, corporate, and government markets.  It is a database that can give you access to online ebooks, articles and journals. It is particularly useful if you are looking for current resources, research and academic literature.

You can access this collection of resources anytime, anywhere.

Watch the video below to learn how to make EBSCO work for you:

This link will take you to the Barker Portal to login for EBSCO

Using Google Images

It's now much easier to find Google images that are labelled for re-use (see the image below). You must still reference the source of these images (the original website).


Improve your research skills

Improve Your Search Skills

Finding the right information can be like finding a needle in a haystack.

Except today the haystack is the size of the Internet.

How good are your skills? Discover your research strengths and weaknesses. Hone your skills.

Learning can be fun. Live Search Engine challenges, Keyword Challenges, Evaluation Challenges and Plagiarism Challenges. Try it

Improve your ability to locate, evaluate and cite information using our Wizard tools. Go for it

Study Skills

Feeling like you've got way too much school work to do and don't know if you'll get it all done in time? Stressing out about exams and how you're going to remember everything you need to know?

In this section, you'll learn how to manage the pressures of deadlines and exams by getting organised and making the most of your time.

And there's also a few simple tips to make sure you also find a balance between work, rest and play.

Manage your time and work smarter so you're able to do the things you really enjoy.
Revise thoroughly and prepare well to take the stress and panic out of exams.
Know the signs of stress and take steps to deal with it, so that life doesn't overwhelm you.
(Images and information courtesy of The State Library of Victoria)

10 Tips to help you study

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Need help referencing?

Click on the button below to log in to the Barker Portal and select the 'Library' tab.

Just drop your information onto the template and the rest is done for you. Copy and paste the reference into your Bibliography or Reference List.


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