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How to search for and find information on planning



This guide will help planning students find the information they need for their studies.

In this guide you will:

  • Find key resources for planning, including grey literature
  • Plan a search to find information for a sample assignment question
  • Find referencing resources

Use the menu on the right of screen to navigate to the page you need.

Resource types


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Useful for providing an overview of a topic or issue. Contains background information and context and is very useful as a starting point for research - especially if you are new to a topic!

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Journal Articles

Contains the latest research on very specific topics and often contains in-depth analysis. Journal articles are published more quickly than books so can be used to find more up to date information.


Often contain specific information about a particular issue, event, industry area, region, trend or market. Most reports are written by or for governments, organisation or industry areas.