1. Use 'Ctrl F' (Control + Find) to search for particular terms easily in a long document, whether from a website or a database article.
2. Use a Google command to limit results to a CERTAIN DOMAIN
eg ethanol site:gov
3. To check the authority of a website 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.
4. Use a Google command to limit results to the MOST RECENT: 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.
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STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO USING CITEACE
GRAPHIC IN-TEXT REFERENCES
Visual References: All photos, pictures, diagrams and graphs are referred to as ‘Figure’, and centred, with no wrap-around text.
Rapidly cooling lava surface
Comment on the Figure in the following paragraph, for instance: The glowing colours in Figure 1 reveal the various temperatures of lava, with the bright yellow the hottest (over 1000 degrees C.) and the orange cooler at 800-900 degrees C.
NOTE: All graphic in-text references need to be fully referenced and added to your List of References at the end of your assessment, using the Harvard Australia method, through CiteAce. Choose the tab 'Image, Sound or Video Clip'.
List of References
'Types of lava flows' n.d., SandAtlas, SandAtlas, viewed 6 March 2019, <https://www.sandatlas.org/types-lava-flows/>.
TABLE IN-TEXT REFERENCES
Set-out of Table within your document as shown above with in-text reference EXCEPT label as Table 1 etc. (NOT Figure).
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
Before you hand in your assignment, check you have addressed all the aspects required in your Critieria Sheet.
As you complete the content of your Report, review the format of your Report using the following checklist: