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ACPE Library: Research Skills

Academic skills online

Quick tip: Log in to Study Smart to view the Student Learning Services academic help pages.

The following links to academic skills training provided by universities may be helpful for academic writing:

University of Canberra

Study Skills Resources

University of New England
Academic Writing Skills

Purdue University

OWL at Purdue
    - Avoiding Plagiarism

North Carolina State University Libraries - Writing a Literature Review
    - Literature Reviews: An overview for Graduate Students

Creative Commons - Rights explained

Finding Resources

Guide to finding resources To learn more about searching for and evaluating information for your assignments, go to the Guide to Finding Resources.


Research Help

Information Services
Please ask at the desk for individual assistance with locating information for assignments, referencing and access to online resources. When online, ask a question using Libchat during Library opening hours, or for longer enquiries email

Online Information Resources
The Library provides you with access to a range of Australian and International online databases containing full-text journal articles. Subject coverage includes:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Australian Public Affairs
  • Business Information
  • Dance and Performing Arts
  • Education
  • Event Management
  • Fitness
  • Health
  • Sports Management and Marketing
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Science and Medicine
  • Social Sciences