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Living Environments Research Guide -Year 12 Home Economics 1.


How much do I know about …?

These websites will give you some understanding of the various topics. They will also give you some keywords you can use to search Google and the eLibrary database … Web Sites Topic 1 Australian Social Trends, 2007 (ABS) Household Income, Living Standards and Financial Stress (ABS) 7e0a3a1fcca257298000fa057!OpenDocument Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia 2005-06 Senate committee finds four million Australians living in poverty (World Socialist Web Site) Queensland by Theme - Office of Economic and Statistical Research Topic 2 St Vincent’s de Paul Society – Homelessness Case Studies Select “Our Evidence” from menu at left of screen Homelessness in Australia (Australian Parliamentary Library) Family Facts and Figures - Australian Institute of Family Studies Australian Institute of Family Studies Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Enter topic, e.g. step-parenting OR drug dependency OR alcoholism OR homelessness OR mental illness OR mental health into search panel Mental Health Topic 3 Community Renewal - Queensland Government Urban renewal in Brisbane – Development for whom? Inner Strength Urban Renewal – Property Australia 12HomeEc_LivingEnvironments_July08

Urban Environmental Management Human Settlement –NSW State of the Environment 2006 Planning & Housing - Australian Local Government Association Department of Planning – Government of New South Wales World Health Organisation (WHO) Healthy Cities and Urban Governance Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute [Go to Publications Library] Topic 4 Gender, Information Technology, and Developing Countries: An analytical study Social impact of information technology – Ministry of Economic Development, New Zealand Topic 5 Queensland Health - Queensland Government Site Health Policy and promotion - Doctors Reform Society Australian Government - Department of Health and Ageing


Searching for good information

Now that you’ve done some reading about the issues that are significant to the well-being of individuals and families you can search for more information in Google and the eLibrary database. Try some advanced searches like these: “australian families” [ this is a phrase search because the keywords have quotes around them ] “australian families” AND poverty [ or put two searches together like this – the AND has to be in capital letters ] “impact of technology” AND “gender roles” [ or you can put two phrases together like this ] homelessness OR “drug addiction” AND “government support” [ or, if you are feeling really clever, you can ask a search engine to find either search term ]


Now try some advanced searching on Google …

Try OR

Enter you search terms into this panel

Or you can click this link & try Google’s advanced search – ask for help if you need it

Now try searching the eLibrary database … Go to the databases page on the Library website and select eLibrary

1. Enter your search terms into this panel

3. You can restrict your search to just resources from Australasia

2. Then click the search button

4. You can pick and choose which type of information you want – tick only the resources you want

___________________________________________________________________________ Visit the CAR TEST to make sure you’ve found good information: 12HomeEc_LivingEnvironments_July08 __________________________________________________________________________

3. EXPLORING FURTHER: Online videos Click the links below to view the videos – but make sure you give the videos time to load! Homeless How does a person become homeless? What is it like to be homeless? Includes statistics & documentary video footage. Urban Dynamics The program covers the pros and cons of high urban density Development of Public Health in Australia

4. REFERENCING (Quoting, etc) and BIBLIOGRAPHIES While you are making notes about advertising and food remember to keep the details of each book, encyclopedia article, video, magazine article and website so they can be included in your bibliography. This is called the End-text reference (or Bibliography). Find out how to do this by clicking this link: An easier way to record these details is to use Citation – an online bibliography maker that you can access via the Reference folder of your Applications Launcher. See Library Staff for help in using Citation or refer to your student diary. When completing your assignment any ideas and opinions from other people must be acknowledged. This is called the In-text reference. Find out how to do this by clicking this link:

WORKING FROM HOME You can access this research guide as well as the eLibrary database from home - just enter the Library website address listed below into your web browser – then enter your school network login and password.


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