2.6 Websites

Academic research means assessing whether the website you are using is scholarly and authoritative or whether the website is one to which your lecturer or tutor has referred. Many government departments have websites, many government reports or conference proceedings are available as websites and sometimes even your lecturer publishes on a website. 

The library has a separate online tutorial which will guide you to distinguish scholarly from non-scholarly sources.

Do you know how to quote or cite a website? Ask your lecturer which referencing style you should use and then go to our guides to referencing and the different ways different styles cite websites.

Some websites are listed in the catalogue. Enter the name in the keyword search box, or just type the web address into your browser.

Try looking for this website under title in the library catalogue:

Bringing them home:National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families. Human Rights Commission and Equal Opportunity c1997.  http://www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/bringing-them-home-stolen-children-report-1997