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CUC106 Guide: CUC106 Research Basics

Search tips and tricks for finding information to support your design brief including Library Search, Databases, and Web Links using Google Scholar and Google. Also covered are evaluation and referencing tips

CUC106 Guide

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How do I find information?

Not sure where to start?

  • First read through the Learning Materials in the CUC106 Learnline Unit.
  • Explore the resources provided on the EWB Challenge website.
  • Use this guide to help you find information on your topic. Use Library Search to search across many of the databases, journals, eBooks and books provided by the Library. You can find Library Search on the Library website.

Helpful Links

CDU Library

The CDU Library homepage is your one stop shop for almost everything you need to succeed in your studies. Hosting Library Search, links to relevant databases, study guides, help and library services, as well as general information and frequently asked questions, this page is a must bookmark for your study needs.

Study Skills

A site containing a comprehensive range of study skills information to help you understand academic expectations and become a more confident student. Developing academic writing, critical thinking, and the ability to read and understand academic texts, is vital if you wish to succeed as a student and scholar.

Language and Learning Support

The Language and Learning Services team is here to support your academic development at Charles Darwin University (CDU). A free and confidential service to help you build skills including understanding assignments and work standards; how to get the grades you want; and developing your academic writing abilities.

CDU Student Homepage

Need some information or help about your time at CDU? Check out the current student's homepage, which has heaps of info about access to student services, how to find support and the services available and how you can explore your community and get involved!

Recorded Workshops

A great range of online workshops which have been recorded and archived for you to review! They cover essential academic skills and strategies for academic success; and the application of academic skills on specific assignments (check and see if your assignment is discussed)

CUC106 Reading List

Many of your Learnline units will have a Reading List available with your course readings. Your lecturer may update the Reading List at any time throughout the semester with relevant and interesting readings which can be useful for your studies, and for the assignments.

Distance Library Services

Distance Library Services are available to CDU students to help with accessing library services remotely. As a part of these services, you can request digitisation of chapters, or delivery of books to your home address. If you live near another university, reciprocal borrowing services are also available.

Past Exam Papers

Using your CDU login, you can access past exam papers for your units to help prepare for upcoming exams. Exam papers can be searched for using the unit code. Not all lecturers choose to make exam papers available, please contact your lecturer if your exam papers are not listed.

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