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If you need academic quality resources for your assignment it is a good idea to work through the Information Skills guided pathway below. This includes an interactive "Show me" section to help you use the Library website, search Library databases and learn how to search Google smartly.


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Information skills - A guided pathway to help you search the Library catalogue, databases and Google  to find and use academic quality resources ethically for your assignments.learning pathway
APA Referencing - A guided pathway to help you learn about APA referencing. learning pathway
Plagiarism - A guided pathway to help you avoid plagiarism. learning pathway
     

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Article search -Find an article in a database - "How do I" guidePDF
Article search - Find an article in Science Direct database - "How do I" guidePDF
Article search - Find an article in your recommended reading list - "How do I" guidePDF
Article search - Crafting a savvy search: UCLA - Hints and tips on creating a savvy library search video
Article search - Using Google Scholar and more - How to set up Google Scholar on your own device to search Ara databases and more.PDF
Article search - What is a peer-reviewed article? - Cues on how to recognise that an article is peer reviewed. PDF
Ebooks - Accessing Safari Books Online - "How do I" guidePDF
Ebooks - Find and print from a Proquest e-book - "How do I" guidePDF
Evaluating information - Tips on how to evaluate information to check the suitability for inclusion in your assignment.PDF
Evaluating information - CRAAP test - A guide to a useful acronym to help you assess your resources for currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose.Webpage
Evaluating websites: why can't I just google - Learn how to evaluate a website, make sure that you are getting correct information.Video
Information Skills Subject Guide - A guide to help develop your information literacy skills.Webpage - Internal
Library search - Find books, CDs, DVDs, ebooks & more - "How do I" guidePDF
Library search - Type your search terms where it says "Search books and more" to find books, ebooks, and more.Webpage - Internal
Library search - Using the library website - Brochure on how to use the library websitePDF
Library Search - Renew items - "How do I" guidePDF
Library Search - Request items - "How do I" guidePDF
Library Search - Request items - off-campus - "How do I" guidePDF
Library search - What are primary and secondary sources? - "How do I" guidePDF
Literature reviews - An overview by Learning Services at AraPDF
Literature reviews - Buckinghamshire New University -How to write a literature review - An animated video on literature review writing.video
Literature reviews - San Jose - Writing a literature review paper - Learn how to research, structure and write a literature review paper that synthesizes the key theories and results in your field of study.video
Referencing - APA referencing: a guide for Ara students - Full guide on how to reference with examples.PDF
Referencing - Quick APA referencing guide - Quick guide on how to reference with examples.PDF
Referencing - Endnote installation - How to download and use Endnote.Webpage - Internal