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Business: Getting Started

Using this guide

This page provides general information about library services for your studies. Click on the discipline tabs to access specialised discipline content.

If your subject is part of the Commerce major, please go to the Commerce library guide.

Library services

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InfoSkills Toolkit

Go to the InfoSkills Toolkit by clicking hereInfoSkills Toolkit

The InfoSkills Toolkit is a self-paced training tool to help you understand what is needed to unpack your assignment question, work out the keywords for your research, find good quality sources and reference them appropriately.

There are four modules, and you can work through them in order, or jump straight to the part you need. Come back to the guide whenever you need a refresher on basic searching skills.

Getting started


  • Click on the discipline tabs to find the recommended resources.
  • Learn how to use keywords to more effectively search the databases.
  • Explore the InfoSkills Toolkit to gain valuable skills in breaking down your topic; developing keywords and search strategies; and evaluating what you have found.
  • Use your library subscribed resources for assignments - which will help you find academic/scholarly/peer-reviewed sources which if used correctly will get you better marks. Find the recommended databases on your discipline tab.
  • Follow the APA 7 library guide for all things referencing
  • Remember to acknowledge all sources of information, ideas, graphics and images that are not your own.
  • Contact the library for assistance before frustration kicks in. Via Chat, email or phone.


  • Type your question into Google
  • Wait till the last minute to do your assignment
  • Forget to acknowledge all your sources of information

One Search

One Search quick search

Find articles, books, book chapters and more - use One Search to search through everything the library holds.


General databases for Business

Reference sources

A great place to start if you want to understand your topic better. Credo is a factual source, a bit like wikipedia - but can be cited in your assessment.

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