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Business Guide: Searching

This guide is a one-stop-shop to assist you in finding good business resources, both electronic and hard copy from the Library

How do I start?

  1. Analyse your task, every assignment, research or thesis paper has a purpose, before you start searching make sure you are clear on what you have to do to complete the task. You can do this by;
    • Thinking about the main themes presented in the task
    • Reviewing material inside Learnline that is relevant to the task.
    • Asking for clarification from the lecturer or tutor if you are unsure of what you need to do. 
  2. Identifying Keywords, pick out the main words that describe the information you are trying to find, identify words that have the same meaning as alternative keywords.  
  3. Choose a search tool, pick a tool that will help you find the information you need, you may start with a broad search tool like Library Search or Google Scholar then move on to more advanced specific databases that are relevant to your area of research. 

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