Locating, Selecting and Using Resources

Locating, Selecting and Using Resources

Research is essential to find evidence to help you create a plausible response to any assessment task.

The  ACAP Library is a key source of evidence and information. 

Hundreds of books will contain useful information. Thousands of journal articles exist in on-line databases.

Make a rough essay plan and use it to direct your search. Be very selective in gathering information. Keep asking yourself where the information fits your plan.

Look for general sources, before going into detail. Use the material suggested in the unit guide or in the Library’s Pathfinder assignment guides as a starting point.

When you find useful information, note the source, book, journal or website (including the Uniform Resource Locator - URL) and page number where you found it.