According to the QCAA Syllabus glossary, a claim is an assertion made without any accompanying evidence to support it.
The QCAA website has exemplars of the sorts of research assignments you need to produce. First is a Chemistry exemplar, but as well, even though you may not study Physics or Biology, we've added the examples QCAA gives for them, as the requirements are very similar, and they might help you understand what you need to do.
Currency: Timeliness of the information
|Relevance: Importance of the information for your needs
Authority: Source of the information
Accuracy: Reliability and correctness of the information
Purpose: Reason the information exists
Zotero can be set to the same Harvard AGPS (Australia) style that CiteAce uses, called 'Melbourne Polytechnic - Harvard'. Please read the instructions carefully.
Any issues - see your Library Staff
or petro-diesel, as it is sometimes referred to, is produced from crude oil in a process called fractional distillation. A mixture of carbon chains between 8 and 10 carbon atoms in length is produced.
like petrodiesel, is made from long chain hydrocarbons, the difference being that the hydrocarbons used to form biodiesel come from reneweable plant or animal oil. Oil undergoes a process called transesterification where the fatty acids of the oil are converted into compounds generally known as methyl esters.
Publication Date: 2013
Explores the effects of biodiesel usage on injection, fuel spray, combustion, and tribology characteristics, and engine performance. It also details optimization procedures of diesel engine characteristics using practical examples.
Publication Date: 2014
It is expected that biodiesels will become an important part of the global energy mix and make a significant contribution to meeting energy demand. This valuable book gives a critical review on the recently emerged process intensification technologies for biodiesel production as well as the various methods for assessing biodiesel fuel quality. You will also learn about monitoring the transesterification reaction with advantages and drawbacks. The authors offer suggestions on selection of appropriate methods,
Publication Date: 2013
From The Courier-Mail, April 10, 2021
New Plastics Economy: The Global Committment 2020 Annual Report
See Chapter 2: Reuse Models
Areas of interest might include blood, blood alcohol, ink from writing, DNA fingerprinting, drugs, fibres, poison, glass and paint, colour and overdoses.
Possible topics: atomic absorption spectroscopy and MRI.
: U.S. spelling is 'fluro', so search for that as well. Also called 'PFAS'.
Used in a wide range of products, including carpets, nonstick cookware and firefighting foams. Health effects include cancer, liver damage, decreased fertility, and increased risk of asthma and thyroid disease.
1. Use (Control + Find) to search for particular terms easily in a long document, whether from a website or a database article.
2. Use a Boolean command - put to limit and improve your results eg "energy drinks problems".
3. Use to search in Google for only pdf articles - "plastic pollution" filetype:pdf - will force Google to return results on plastic pollution which are pdf articles (PDFs are great sources sometimes deeply buried in Google results and remain unseen).
4. Use a Google command eg OR eg biodiesel site:edu
5. when it is not clear who the author / authority is, go to the end of the URL in the Google search box, cut back to the first forward slash (/) and hit 'Enter'. This will take you to the Home Page of the website, and you can see the full name of the source.
6. Use a Google command After you get your results, choose the Google Menu Bar, and choose 'Tools'. Then on the far left, at the drop-down menu next to 'Any Time', you can choose 'Within the last year' (or less, if you prefer), but generally, you can choose 'Custom Range' at the bottom, as often the last 3 years would be sufficient for a recent search.
The ENTIRE collection of resources provided by the BBC Library can now be searched on ONE single, powerful search platform, which retrieves print books, eBooks, database articles and websites. Click HERE for assistance.
Google Books can be very frustrating because often much of the book is missing and you are expected to purchase it to read the full content. So after you put in your search term you are interested in (eg biodiesel), and get some results up, you should then go immediately to the (on the left - above 'About this box') and type in a particular word or term you are interested in (eg CO2 emissions OR methanol) you should get a number of pages pop up. Choose one that looks useful - you should get some good results this way!
You can see the entire Ebook Central Catalogue of 500,000 resources by entering your search term HERE. You may browse any title for 5 minutes, and if it's one we don't already own, it will say 'Available on request', which means you have to ask us to purchase it if you like it.
Click on the title of your choice, and you can see under 'Availability' that you can click on 'request this book', and an email will be sent to the BBC Library staff who can organise purchase for you. In the email message, please tell us if you only require the book for a day or so, and we can simply rent it so you can quickly take the notes you need.
Please note that some of these eBooks are very expensive (this is a university-level database), so that will have to be taken into account! We will attend to your request as quickly as possible.
TYPE YOUR SEARCH TERM IN THE SEARCH BOX
THEN SIGN IN WITH YOUR AS YOUR USERNAME