Info toolkit

What are clearinghouses? Why should I use them?

Library catalogues, academic databases and other traditional sources of information have much to offer. But these days, a significant amount of the information we need isn’t available from standard print or online sources. It’s in the grey literature – information...

Critical mistakes to avoid when addressing selection criteria

Competition for jobs – especially in the public service – has become increasingly fierce. Responding to selection criteria is a necessary evil. Few people enjoy the process, but we can show you how to make it less painful. Our advice for avoiding some common pitfalls...

Six reasons we love academic databases – and you should too

When you need complete, thorough information and answers you can trust, you probably turn to Google. But there's a better way to get comprehensive, reliable and relevant information. Online library databases deliver superior results and offer much that search engines...

Top tips for getting the most from your Google search

Everyone is time poor. When we look for information online, we want it right away. Whether it’s for an essay at uni or a report at work, we need our online information searches to deliver – quickly. Google search is a brilliant tool. It’s fast, and it presents...

5 myths about searching for information online

There is little doubt that the internet is an outstanding source of information, but it’s also full of junk. For every reliable website, there are numerous others peddling misinformation and outright untruths. Searching for information about a simple headache can...

Tips for finding quality health research

You’re racing the clock to finish the funding proposal for your next project when you realise you need a current, peer-reviewed scholarly research article to strengthen your claims. Like most people, you probably turn to Google. You find the abstract of an article...

How an information professional can help you succeed

The most critical asset in any business is what its people know. The effective use of knowledge plays a significant role in business success. Solid background research will help get your project off to a focused start. Sound knowledge of what your competitors are...

10 tips for proofreading like a professional

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a tech writer, a blogger, a student, or anyone who writes for any reason – your writing is an extension of yourself, so it’s important to take good care of it. If you’re writing for an audience, typos and mistakes can cast a shadow...

Now offering editing and proofreading of resumes

A great resume should quickly highlight what you can bring to an employer by showcasing your experience, knowledge and achievements. It should tell recruiters what they need to know - that you’re a perfect match for the job. Recruiters can receive numerous resumes for...