Jump onto the http://www.newcastle.edu.au/library website for your research. Below I have screenshots of my 'tips' for getting the most out of NEWCAT+. Start with your keywords, then if that doesn't work use the below extras
When you are reading the journal article PDF's aim for journals that are sociological or anthropological (unsure - email me). Don't passivley read your articles - use the highlighter and comment box to find the following: -Key argument – what is the authors/papers position, Definitions of key terms, Key theories, Concepts. Highlight the section and then use a comment box to note what it is.
After you have done some reading and research make a note next the paragraphs (1-4) on your essay plan document about what each paragraph will be about (will keep your paragraphs on topic) then arrange them into a logical order. THEN you can start writing. This will set you up to write the best essay ever!!
When you have written your essay, highlight each of the concepts or theories you have used throughout - to take it to the next level, include more than one theory/concept in your piece and compare them. Do they work together? Why? Why not?
This is one of the best tips I could give you, type into google academic transitions - these are amazing for creating fantastic essays. Just one website for example: https://student.unsw.edu.au/transition-signals-writing
Last but not least!! Referencing - finish your essay on a high notes, i.e. an amazing flawless reference list (and in-text references)! http://libguides.newcastle.edu.au/referencing/harvard