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Extended Investigation (VCE): Home

Getting organised

Some essential tips to be ready for EI, focusing on the Research Process

The State Library of Victoria is an extremely comprehensive curator with a large amount and scope of digital resources offered.  With an enormous budget they are able to offer hundreds of databases to assist you. Just click on the 'Search and Discover' option to reach the databases. 

 Join up and GET INSTANT ACCESS. You can do this online by clicking here.

Some of the most comprehensive Databases from SLV are EBSCO and ProQuest. 



The National Library of Australia, TROVE, is also excellent. Join up, it's free and only takes a minute. Find and get Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more. Get a library card now.


Zotero is a free and open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials.

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organise, cite, and share research. 

In EI we will use Zotero to research and share with your teacher. Click here to be taken to the download page.

Your Research Question.


To start your journey in finding a pertinent, robust question, our resources should help. Remember to choose a topic you're interested in.  One in which you can see has a gap in existing knowledge. Your question needs to have depth and meaning whilst aiming to fill this gap with your research discoveries.

Devising a research question that requires a detailed inquiry and that is of significance. How and Why?

PICO (population, intervention, control, and outcomes) as a visual summary

Source Monash University, access the full resource here.


For more reading try - PICO strategy: Population, Intervention, Control and Outcomes. 


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