Earth and Environmental Science

General Resources for Senior Students

  • Use the Information Skills Process (ISP) on the Research page to guide you.
  • Browse the non-fiction shelves: 333.7s – natural resources, 500s – science, 548/549 – crystals/minerals, 550s – geology, 590s – particular animals, 622 – mining engineering, 632s – pests (introduced species).
  • 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: earth science, geology, introduced species, mining, resources (names of specific ones), tectonics, animals, plants.
  • 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.

Publications

  • The Sydney Morning Herald – digital edition accessible while at school.
  • Issues in Society – search by series in Oliver for relevant titles.
  • ChemMatters – the contents pages are searchable using Oliver.
  • Australasian Science – the contents pages are searchable using Oliver.
  • Cosmos – the contents pages are searchable using Oliver.

Encyclopaedias

  • Search World Book Online Advanced. 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