Please note that Trade data is available on Highlands / All Summative Assessment / S IA2 Research Assignment - Economic Report.
Please also note that you need a balanced variety of sources for your assignment, so be sure to include information obtained from websites, database articles, Economics text books, as well as any suitable Library books.
To help you understand the basics of the economics relevant to the problem or issue.
To help you find and understand the relevant economic theory, content and terminology related to the problem or issue.
1.1 Class Textbook (hard copy)
Consult your own textbook: Doug Cave and others, Economics for the Real World Unit 4, 4th ed.
1.2 Other Economics Textbooks and Booklets (hard copy)
Tim Dixon and John O'Mahony, Australia in the Global Economy, 2018
1.3 Economics Dictionaries (hard copy and digital)
Use a variety of dictionaries for KEY terms and concepts.
1.4 Economics Newsletters
See Plain English Economics Newsletters on Highlands - 2018 and 2019
See also AES Student Bulletin for 2018 and 2019 series (introductory and advanced)
Reserve Bank Bulletin
1.5 Key Economic Organisations
|Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)||Organisation for International Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)|
|Australian Trade Commission (AUSTRADE)||International Monetary Fund (IMF)|
|Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)||Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Science (ABARES)|
Reserve Bank of Australia
|Productivity Commission (PC)|
|World Trade Organisation (WTO)||Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB)|
|World Economic Forum|
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
To help you source more up-to-date economic information and real world examples
To help you provide historical and/or up-to-date quantitative (statistical) evidence and qualitative evidence as support for your economic arguments.
2.1 Media, Newspapers, TV Programs and News Clips (mainly electronic)
Look for newspaper and journal articles from The Australian, The Courier-Mail and the Sydney Morning Herald in the recommended databases like Australia New Zealand Reference Centre.
ABC Landline (TV Rural affairs program)
ABC News Online (and in Clickview video catalogue)
ABC 7.30 Report (TV show also in Clickview video catalogue)
Four Corners (TV show also in Clickview video catalogue)
2.2 Statistical Sources (mostly web-based)
SEE ALSO the Library Databases.
2.3 Government Departments, Statutory Authorities, Regulatory Agencies and Public Corporations (web-based)
Australian Government entry point
Try this link: Austrade Export Markets and Countries
SEE ALSO the Library Databases.
2.4 International Organisations / Forums (web-based)
WTO (World Trade Organisation)
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.
The ENTIRE collection of resources provided by the BBC Library can be searched on ONE single, powerful search platform, which retrieves print books, eBooks, database articles and websites. Click HERE for assistance.
RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership)
TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership)
Possible Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement Post-Brexit
An Assessment of Australia's Future Infrastructure Needs 2019. This is a huge 642-page report.
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