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What is Believe it or Not?

"Is it reasonable to believe ..." kickstarts the question for the Core 1 Critical Thinking & Communication essay.

A faculty librarian can help you navigate to academic, evidence-based articles - a valuable skill in finding and evaluating information to support your essay argument points. 

Get started by booking a 45-minute appointment with a Bond Librarian. This session will go towards your Beyond Bond.

Find your librarian

Personal appointments are available on campus and online via MS Teams.


Book a Believe it or not! research session

In this 45 minute session you will:45 minute appointment

  • Navigate to and find quality information using Bond Library and selected academic databases
  • Find academic research to provide evidence for your arguments
  • Use advanced search techniques in academic databases
  • Evaluate information using the Currency, Relevancy, Authority, Purpose (CRAP) methods
  • Understand why acknowledging information (citing, referencing) to prevent plagiarism is so important
  • Learn how to use dynamic open-access media for presentation.

Linking your work to academic evidence will show a higher level of analysis giving you the opportunity to improve your marks.

This session helps prepare students for the Core 1 key essay assessment and develops skills to transfer to all your Bond subjects ... and beyond. After the session please complete the Quizlet and submit to Beyond Bond for the team to review.

Some of the databases and search engines that may be used in your session include:

Believe it or not! Critical thinking & communication