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MBA Global: Getting Started

Tips for using the library to help you succeed

Library services

Some services for JCU Online students

You will find everything you need to study online, but there are other services you can make use of as an off-campus student.  

If you find yourself near a campus you can visit and use our libraries, remember your photo id. 

InfoSkills Road Trip

Info Skills Road Trip

Click on the image to start your JCU learning experience with an easy-to-use online, interactive learning resource that maps out researchingreferencing and other assignment writing skills.


Welcome to MBA Global @ your JCU Library guide to services and resources. We recommend you get familiar with the notes and resources listed on this page. It will help you be more effective at your library research and assignment preparation. You will find further resourses and tips to save you time under other tabs.

  • Key Resources tab: more details and more databases for finding information for assignments
  • Cunningham Case Study tab: research resources and search tips for the topic areas on the sub-pages.
  • Subject Codes tab: subject specific information relating to assessment.
  • Referencing tab: the basics of APA referencing and a link to the more detailed APA LibGuide
  • Assessment tab: general assessment tips
  • Contact Us tab: where to go for assistance

Tips to get you started and save time

computer  Understand your assessment topic. Do some background reading - use reference sources such as Credo (citable academic source) and Wikipedia (Not academic source but good for understanding and keywords on the topic). Read the marking rubric for the assessment in your subject outline and familiarize yourself with what you are required to demonstrate.

tip  Develop a mindmap to help you explore the topic, find alternate terms and synonyms; then decide on your approach to answering the quesiton.

tip  Develop some effective search strategies - use some of the terms you discovered in your background reading and your mindmap.

computer  Do some searches in the recommended databases, One Search and the web if appropriate. If your results don't match what you are looking for, try different search terms. Use the advanced search features of the database. Check under the Key Resources tab, find your subject code under the Subject Codes tab or look under the Cunningham Case Study tab for recommended databases and other sources.

evaluate  Evaluate your sources particularly if you are using non academic web sources.

Read your journal articles, book chapters and other web sources and take notes.

Write your assessment.

tips  Rewrite and proof read - several times until you are sure you have answered the question - not just discussed the topic.

tips Ensure you have satisfied the marking rubric requirements for the assessment. Check your subject outline for marking rubrics.

Use these databases to search for quality business information

Searching for quality business information?

Doing a research project? 

One Search

One Search is a good place to start searching for books, ebooksjournal articles, and our e-journal content all at once.

  • Use the Content Type, Subject Terms and Publication Date options on the left to refine your search.
  • For eBooks  tick 'Full Text Online' and 'Book/eBook'.

One Search is also available on the Library home page.

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