If you don't find anything to reference in the first 45 minutes of a search, come to the Library InfoHelp desk and ask for help. You may simply need to use a good search string and use a better Database or One Search instead of Google and Google Scholar. We are even there on weekends and until 9pm at night Monday to Thursday.
Say "I'm struggling to find references for my assignment, can you help me?"
Bring (but read before you come):
- Your Subject Outline (as the question and its marking rubric should be contained in this), it is stored in LearnJCU. (Why and how is the Subject Outline useful?)
- Any ideas (mindmap, draft essay, even dot points) you have of what you want to write about in the assignment
- Info Skills Road Trip especially the Search Strategy page and learn how to make a search string using Boolean operators as the Librarians will teach this hands on. A search string using Boolean operators looks like ("higher education" OR "tertiary education") AND (SES OR "socio economic status") AND "digital divide" AND (student* OR learner*)