International and Community Development: Getting started

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Resources to assist you with getting started with your assignment.

Steps to a successful assignment

  1. Collect all your information about the assignment.
  • the handout on the assignment
  • the type of resources required for your Reference List e.g. books, journal articles
  • notes from classes on how to do the assignment
  1. Analyse and prepare
  • identify the Required Reading 
  • identify keywords & search the Library for additional resources e.g. books, journal articles
  1. Read for Information
  • read Required Reading and make notes
  • read the additional articles etc for information not in the Required Reading
  • prepare each Reference as you read it.
  1. Start writing
  • collect notes from your reading and start to build your essay
  • write the correct References for each of your readings for your Reference List

Databases for journal articles

  • ACADEMIC SEARCH PREMIER - contains citations, abstracts and full-text of articles from the world's top, peer-reviewed, international & community development journals, plus book chapters, books, technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations.
  • APA-FT - contains citations, abstracts and full-text of articles from Australia's top, peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

For more journal article databases in this subject area click on the 'Databases & Journals' tab above.


Use these to find the meaning of key terms in International & Community Development:

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