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For an assignment, you need to find information on the topic government policy regarding carbon tax.
Start by identifying the main terms in your assignment. In this case - carbon tax.
To find books, go to the Library’s home page and type the keywords carbon tax into the search box.
If you click See all results under Library collection you will notice you have retrieved a huge number of results that are a mixture of books and journal articles. To make your search results more relevant, use Refine My Results in the left hand menu.
There are many options in this menu to help focus your search. In this example, where you are looking for books, the most useful option to start with is to refine by Resource Type. Choose Books.
This narrows your search down to approximately 150 results, all books, but not all of these results look particularly relevant.
Next, try refining the search by Topic. To see the complete list of topics to choose from, click More options.
Emissions trading and Climatic changes seem relevant.
Click the box next to these topics to search for these terms within your list of search results for carbon tax.
Sort your results to show the most recent information first, using the sorted by drop-down list. Choose date-newest.
Check On This Subject under Suggested New Searches in the left hand menu for alternative search terms.
Check that the spelling is correct:
Is the item you are looking for out on loan?
Check Help in the Library catalogue for tips on how to improve your searches.
If you have tried all the options above and are still unable to locate the book you can request a copy on interlibrary loan
For further assistance, visit a Library Help Zone