Where you look for information has a big impact on the quality of what you find. Your tutors have given you a good starting point in your reading list.
Using the reading list
Sometimes at first glace a reading list might not look useful for your assignment. This video explains how to get the most out of a reading list, even when that appears to be the case.
What does the reading list look like?
Below is an example of the information displayed when you open your unit reading list. Click on the + to see the features of a reading list and how to get the most out of it. You can open a full-screen version of the information below here.
Using a journal article to discover resources on a topic
Click the + on the example below to see 5 ways in which a journal article can give research leads to other relevant resources on a topic. You can open a full screen version of the activity here.
Click on the image to see a full-screen version of this infographic on using your reading list.
Your Reading List
Look at your reading list and consider the following questions:
Can you identify 2 background texts?
Which types of source are given in the list?
Open the digital sources. Can you see relevant keywords as you glance over information?
Who wrote these sources? Investigate the authors and organisations to find out their general interest and focus.