This guide has 8 mini-sections to get you started with your Factsheet assignment.
Before you start, it is strongly recommended that you:
Before you start looking for information for your assignment, it is important to analyse your topic and questions. Think about:
Identifying key concepts or keywords in your assignment will help you to locate relevant information more effectively. Also think about similar concepts and alternative terms eg 4WD or 4-wheel driving, aboriginal or indigenous.
These key concepts and keywords will form the basis of your search strategy.
Watch the video below on topic analysis. What are your key concepts and keywords?
Once you have identified the keywords included in your assignment question, you can think about how to use these keywords to conduct your search.
Using appropriate search techniques such as Boolean, phrase searching, and truncation can make your search more effective.
Watch the video below and try the Library Search for books and articles
Government publications such as legal material, government policies, reports, and statistics may only be available on the internet. The simplest way to find such material is by Google advanced search.
Your Teaching Liaison Librarian is providing Q & A sessions to respond to any questions via the Canvas Discussion Forum during the week before the assignment due date.
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|Tuesday 30th August||2 PM - 3 PM|
|Wednesday 31st August||3 PM - 4 PM|
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Snowball search is using a key document on your topic as a starting point to find more other relevant publications by tracking down the citations.
Watch the video below and try a snowball search in Google Scholar using the doi 10.1007/s00267-016-0696-0
Watch the following video on evaluating your sources with the TRAAP method.
See the following example of a bibliography in APA 7th style
Abbad, K., Semroud, R., Andreu-Boussut, V., & Bengoufa, S. (2022). Underwater trail: A tool for an integrated management of marine protected areas in the Western Mediterranean Basin. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2021.102095
Baxter, J. M., Laffoley, D., & Simard, F. (Eds.). (2016). Marine protected areas and climate change: Adaptation and mitigation synergies, opportunities and challenges. IUCN. https://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.CH.2016.14.en.
Caric, H., Cukrov, N., & Omanovic, D. (2021). Nautical tourism in marine protected areas (MPAs): Evaluating an impact of copper emission from antifouling coating. Sustainability, 13(21). https://doi.org/10.3390/su132111897
Davies, C. E. (2021). Invertebrate health in marine protected areas (MPAs). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2020.107524
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. (n.d.). Legislation, regulations, agreements and policies. https://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/about-us/legislation-regulations-and-policies
International Union for Conservation of Nature. (2017). Coral reefs and climate change. https://www.iucn.org/sites/dev/files/mpas_and_climate_change_issues_brief.pdf
Johnson, S. M., & Watson, J. R. (2021). Novel environmental conditions due to climate change in the world's largest marine protected areas. One Earth, 4(11), 1625-1634. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2021.10.016
Millage, K. D., Villasenor-Derbez, J. C., Bradley, D., Burgess, M. G., Lenihan, H. S., & Costello, C. (2021). Self-financed marine protected areas. Environmental Research Letters, 16(12). https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac3439
Qu, Z., Thrush, S., & Lewis, N. (2021). Evaluating decision-support tools for monetary valuation of ecosystem services for marine protected areas. Ocean & Coastal Management, 215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105951
Sabadin, D. E., Barbini, S. A., Figueroa, D. E., & Lucifora, L. O. (2022). Marine protected areas are not representative of chondrichthyan species assemblages in the Southwest Atlantic. Biodiversity and Conservation, 31(1), 97-117. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-021-02323-3
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