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Access a range of online resources to assist you with HSC topics.

For students studying the Preliminary and HSC courses.

Information from over 3000 journals covering a wide range of topics

Go to the Academic Search Premier web page

This database focuses on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, The Americas, Asia and the Islamic Empire from prehistory through the 1500s.

Go to the Ancient and Medieval History Online website

Contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).

Go to ANZ Points of View Reference Centre website

Australasian magazines and international newspapers, newswires and reference books. Includes photos, maps, flags and more

Go to ANZ Reference Centre website

Covers a range of subjects within an arts and social science context including education, history, media, political science and technology.

Go to the APAFT website

World dress and fashion from all regions of the world, from pre-history to the present day.

Go to Berg Fashion Library website

Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters and influential movements and events in world literature.

Go to the Bloom's Literature website

Full text scholarly business journals and business publications

Go to Business Source Premier website

Full text articles covering all areas of health including mainstream and complementary medicine.

Go to the Consumer Health Complete website

Diversity Studies explores cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.  Subjects covered: Gender & Women's studies, Western civilization, sociology.

Go to the Diversity Studies website

Encyclopedia Britannica Online Library Edition contains content for adults, students and children. There are journal and magazine articles, editor chosen and approved websites, a world atlas and country comparisons.

Go to Encyclopedia Britannica website

Global Issues in context supports global awareness and provides a global perspective, while tying together a wealth of authoritative content: empowering learners to critically analyse and understand the most important issues of the modern world. Subjects covered: Environmental Studies, Health and Medicine, History, Politics, social Sciences.

Go to Global Issues in Context website

Human impact on the environment, global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

Go to the Greenfile website

A comprehensive literature database which includes biographies, criticism, plot summaries, reviews and poetry great for Standard, Advanced, three and four unit English studies.

Go to the Literary Reference Centre website

Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history – from the mid-15th century to the present.

Go to Modern World History Online

Multisearch searches across all EBSCO and selected other databases as well as the Library's catalogue.

Go to the Multisearch website

Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.

Go to Opposing Viewpoints in context website

More than 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art and architecture, and more than 19,000 images of works of art, structures, plans, and artist signatures..

Type the letters LC in front of your Library card number to log in from home.

Go to Oxford Art Online website

ProQuest Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Newsstream offers access to leading Australian and New Zealand newspapers. Combining content from Fairfax Australia and Fairfax New Zealand, News Limited, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and APP newswires, ANZ Newsstand provides the very latest local, regional and national news.

Go to the Proquest Australia and New Zealand Newsstream website

Information from a wide range of scholarly journals, magazines and other publications

Go to the Proquest Research Library website

Science in Context features authoritative information and detailed coverage of science subjects from Earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history.

Go to the Science in Context website

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

Go to the Science Reference Centre website

Transparent Language Online is a self-paced language learning program.  It supports over 90 languages including English as a Second Language (ESL). Learn on your computer or download the app.

First time users Sign Up with your library card number and then create an account to access your language learning.

Go to the Transparent Language Online website

World Book Online Info Finder includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources and research.

Go to World Book Online website

World History In Context reaches back to the ancient world — and forward to today's headlines — to deliver a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race.

Go to World History in Context website

A comprehensive guide to the religions and spiritual traditions of the world.

Go to World Religions website