History Extension

General Resources for Senior Students

  • Use the Information Skills Process (ISP) on the Research page to guide you.
  • Browse the non-fiction shelves at 907.
  • Search DVC for audio-visual material.  Please note you will only be able to view items rated G and PG and only while you are at school.

Oliver Catalogue

  • Search the CTHS Library Oliver catalogue using subject terms.
  • CTHS Library also holds specialist History magazines including History Today and BBC History. The contents pages are searchable using Oliver.
  • Expand your search to Trove by running a search in Oliver, click other providers and select Trove. This is a particularly useful site for Australian history source material.
  • Expand your search to Hornsby Library resources by running a search in Oliver, click other providers and select Hornsby Shire Library. If you are a member of Hornsby Library you can borrow their items.
  • Expand your search to Macquarie University library resources by running a search in Oliver, click other providers and select Macquarie University Library. You can access their hard copy resources onsite but will be unable to borrow.

Encyclopaedias

  • Search World Book Online Advanced or Timelines. This is a reliable starting point for research if you don’t know much about the topic.

Databases

  • State Library of NSW databases require you to sign up for free membership. Choose a database by name. General Modern History databases with which to start your research are:
    • Cambridge Companions Online – Subject or theme based collections of content within a richly functional, fully cross-searchable online environment.
    • Cambridge Histories Online – An historical reference compendium allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series.
    • Jstor – Subject based collections of content. Search across journals, books and pamphlets.
    • Artemis Primary Sources – search across archives of 17th, 18th and 19th century monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps and early photographs.
  • Hornsby Library databases require you to sign up for free membership.

Internet Resources