Being able to find and use information appropriately is a vital skill at university. You will be expected to use a variety of high quality and credible sources of information.
But don’t worry if you don’t know how to do this.
The Library has developed a whole suite of resources to help you get started.
Explore below and remember, you can always contact the library if you need help.
Want to quickly learn how to find peer-reviewed articles? Or how to navigate ebooks? Or how to choose which database you should search?
Explore our range of guides and videos for quick tips and tricks.
Get started by checking out Library World.
Learn what academic literature is, how it is created, and why it is important to use at university.
Find out what you need to know about studying online at Flinders University from the topic, Learning Online.
Learn about navigating FLO, using Collaborate, joining discussion forums, and much more!
Do you need to find academic sources for your topic?
Where do you start? Why isn’t it as easy as searching Google? How can you tell if something is worthy to include in your reference list or bibliography?
Searching with confidence will give you the skills – and the understanding – you need to successfully find credible, scholarly resources.
Learn about engaging with literature at an advanced level.
Learn about different types of literature reviews, including systematic, scoping, and narrative.
This resource aims to guide you through – and demystify – the process of searching systematically for literature.
If you are undertaking a review, you will also find useful checklists to record your decisions and progress.
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