Breaking down the assignment topic
Take some time to make sure that you understand your assignment question.
It can be helpful to highlight the keywords in the question and to think about the wider concepts that are relevant to the topic. These keywords and concepts will help you search for information.
Make a list of alternative words/concepts to search under:
|Concept 1||Concept 2||Concept 3|
|Narrative||Convention||"Howl's Moving Castle"|
|Storytelling||Trope||"Diana Wynne Jones"|
"David Malouf" AND technique
Using the AND in capitals letters will connect two concepts. Using inverted comma's around a phrase will also help with more specific results.
Look at StudyWise in iLearn.
It has lots of information on Evaluating sources.
The quality of the information you use in your assignment, as well as your understanding and interpretation of this information, is essential to your essay. Use this link to help you;
Consider the range of material you're using for research. Good databases will give you a wider perspective when exploring an issue. Here are a couple of links, but you will find many more throughout this guide,