Legal Studies



General Resources for Senior Students

  • Use the Information Skills Process (ISP) on the Research page to guide you.
  • Browse the non-fiction shelves: 340s – the law, 320s – politics/government, 360s – social problems.
  • 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: Law, Law – History, Law – Australia, Law – NSW, etc.
  • Search Series: Issues in Society, Current social issues (some searchable contents pages).
  • 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

Internet Resources

Bibliographies and Citations

  • Ask your teacher for requirements; keep records up to date – retrospectively is difficult.
  • Bibliography Generator – choose the style you need.

Evaluating Websites