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Welcome to the Research Project

Welcome to the RHS Research Project Library Guide for senior students.This guide aims to provide access to a range of tools and information sources to support you on your Research Project journey. The library staff look forward to helping you on your way!

What makes a excellent Research question

  • Open-ended
  • Leads to asking other questions
  • Has more than a one word answer
  • Has more than one right answer
  • Requires effort and deep research
  • Not obvious or easily answered
  • Leads to multiple perspectives
  • Keeps you thinking/thought provoking
  • Could lead to controversy/debate

SACE Information

Websites offering Research Project support

Possible information sources

Click on the following links to access a variety of information sources which may help you as you answer your Research Project question. Please ask the library staff for more information.

The public library is a FANTASTIC resource

If you are a public library member (with a updated One Card membership) you can search the collections of 130 public libraries in South Australia and request resources straight from your computer and sent to the library of your choice. From the catalogue, find the information sources you are looking for, click hold and type in your borrower barcode in the barcode/username field and in the PIN field (only if you have a Renmark Public Library onecard) type in the last 4 digits of your borrower barcode. Choose the Renmark Public Library as your preferred library and they will be sent there and you will be notified either by phone, letter or email depending on your preference.

From their catalogue you also have access to online resources, in particular free digital magazines (RB digital magazines).

Want to know more? Contact the Renmark Public Library on  8586 5544 or start searching right now on their catalogue.

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Research Project information

Pick up the RHS Research Project brochure from the library which includes access to information sources you can use for your research project. It includes any usernames and passwords you will need to sign into databases.

On magazines and journals

What is the difference between the various description of journals or magazines? These descriptions are from Piedmont College Library (American):

Keep evaluating your information sources!

As you look at information sources found on the internet, remember to test them for Relevance, Credibility and Bias. The attached document gives further information on what to look for to make sure the information you are using meets this test.

Organise your notes and evaluate sources as you go

Use this template to keep track of your notes and evaluate information sources as you go.