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Study and Career Prep (all pathways): Business Pathway


These databases assist you to find articles in serials (also known as journals or periodicals).

First - decide on useful and relevant keywords or search terms, for example biodiversity, nutrition

Next - select a relevant database/s

Suggestion - try different keywords or search terms

Consider - refining your search. Is there a date Limit? Do you want research articles only?

Need help - ask a Librarian if you are not locating relevant information.


Use this ABC evaluation checklist when searching for information on the Internet.


Is the information form a reliable source? Does the author have appropriate qualifications, background and knowledge of the subject? Where is the document published and who published it? Check the accuracy - how does the site compare to other sources?

Check the website address (URL = Uniform Resource Locator) to verify the origin of the site:

  • .govt or .gov = Government
  • .org = non-profit organisation
  • .co or .com = commercial
  • .ac or .edu = academic/educational

Why do you think the information was written? What opinions, if any, are expressed by the author? Does it provide a balanced view of the topic or is there an obvious bias promoted by the publisher or author? Who is the intended audience? Where is the document published?


When was the information written or recorded? Is the information up-to-date for the topic? Are the site links up-to-date, are they relevant and do they work?

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