Defining your information need

What are you trying to achieve? What is your topic about?

Determine the scope and scale of the information you require, such as:

  • Primary resources (original information), or:
  • Secondary resources (information that has been analysed or interpreted)
  • Peer-reviewed resources (resources that have been scrutinised by a panel of academic experts as part of the publishing process)
  • Timeframe (current or retrospective)
  • Geographic perspective (regional, national or global)

Our online database and journal search facilities help you locate journal articles, conference papers, reports and other information resources.

What sort of resource are you seeking? Look in:
Books, journals, newspapers, audio-visual material Federation University Library catalogue
Journal articles, citations, abstracts, statistics, links Library databases