You will notice on the right-hand side of your results that more specific place names appear and can be selected to further refine results.
Select a more specific geographical feature, and the overall number of items reduces with content closely fitted with the geographical area:
When a resource is selected, there may be more geographical features listed in the resource metadata which link to more content:
APO’s geographical taxonomy is a search feature that helps you find a range of policy information about a given place of interest. As more resources are added to APO, the geographical taxonomy is updated to reflect the growing database of policy information. We hope you find this feature useful.
With Semester 1 fast approaching, we’ve produced a handy new guide for students studying public policy and social issues – as well as tools for lecturers and librarians to introduce students to APO.
As ‘toga, toga, toga’ echoes around Swinburne University Campus, you can be sure that we’ve once again encountered that very special time of year… O Week. Meanwhile, university staff are madly preparing their course materials for the rest of the semester.
With this in mind, APO is making it easier than ever for staff to introduce students to their new policy studies ‘secret weapon’ – and for students to discover APO’s vast repository of digital public policy resources.
Guides for students and lecturers
Students who are studying public policy or social issues at any level are invited to access our new student page at apo.org.au/students. Make sure that you view our Student How to Guide to learn how to search APO for resources for your assignments. You can also Subscribe to our free Briefing service for regular updates from the policy sphere.
If you’re a university course coordinator or lecturer you can download our Lecture Slide to introduce your students to APO. Or, if you’re a tutor or librarian you can download our Tutorial Exercise Slide to use in class.
Tell us what you think
Here at APO, we hope that we can make your studies just that little bit easier – once you finally stop wearing that toga and decide to knuckle down! Haha, just kidding. Seriously though, we’re always looking for ways to help our student community, so please feel free to contact us with your questions or feedback.
Broken links have become synonymous with web browsing. There are a number of reasons why and how they occur, most commonly involving a web page being moved without a proper re-direct being put in place or a change to the URL structure of the website the user is trying to reach.
The following collection policy covers the management and reuse of APO metadata and full text content. It has been revised based on the standard format used by the Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR) in order to increase the visibility and impact of repositories around the world.