Your assessments for MWL101 require you to use scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as reliable and current non-academic sources, to support your writing. If you want to excel at university, you should always follow your assignment instructions and provide the right kind of references.
Industry reports are non-academic sources which may include various information about the industry including analysis, key companies, outlook and performance information. You can use these sources to find out more about the industry that you want to work in.
Use the following databases to find industry reports:
Industry Trend Reports (downloadable)
Deloitte Global Human Capital Trend - Rewriting the Rules for the Digital Age
Deloitte Soft Skills for Business Success - Building Australia's Future Workforce
The Future of Talent - Opportunities Unlimited
Below are a number of magazines and online resources that you may find useful in this unit.
Deakin Library subscribes to a number of databases that contain both Australian and international newspapers. Newspapers are non-academic sources that can provide you with information on your industry and on specific companies.
TIP: If you use Google to search for newspaper article, you can filter your results by date. If you are ever asked to pay for an article, you can almost always get access for free through the Library databases.
What does it mean when you are told to find and use 'academic/scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles'?
Find Scholarly Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
You can use Library Advanced Search to find journal articles across a wide variety of databases:
Select 'Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals' from the left panel filter options. Here you can also filter the date for more current articles.
Alternatively, you can search in individual databases using the Library' A-Z Databases page.
Some key databases for Business include:
How current is the information?
Do you need current information, older sources or both?
When was the resource last updated?
If there are references and links, how current are they
Who is the intended audience?
Does it help me answer a question or solve a problem?
Will it lead to other information?
Does it provide evidence for or support my ideas?
What does it add to my work?
Who is the author, publisher, source or sponsor of the information?
Are the authors' and/or publishers' affiliations clear?
What is their reason for publishing the material?
For websites, does the domain of the URL tell you anything about the author or source (.gov, .edu, .com, .org)
Where does the information come from?
Is the information supported by evidence?
Can that evidence be verified if necessary?
Are there spelling, grammar or other errors?
Has the information been reviewed or refereed?
What is the purpose of the information?
Is the information factual or opinion?
Is the information biased?
Is the information to inform, teach, sell, entertain or persuade?
Is the website sponsored or influenced by advertising revenue?