Community and Family Studies

  • Use the Information Skills Process (ISP) on the Research page to guide you.
  • Browse the non-fiction shelves: 290s – religions, 300s – social sciences, 305 – social groups, 306 – culture and institutions, 307 – communities, 340s – law, 360s – social problems and services, 390s – customs, 940-990s – specific countries.
  • Search the National Geographic Archive using login details which are available from library staff. Search all issues of National Geographic or browse subject based collections.
  • For audio visual resources, search DVC and ClickView by subject heading or title. DVC can only be viewed at school. ClickView can be accessed when you are at home. Restrictions apply based on age/rating.

Oliver Catalogue

  • Search the CTHS Library Oliver catalogue using subject terms.
  • Search Series: Issues in Society, Current social issues (some searchable contents pages).
  • Expand your search to Trove by running a search in Oliver, click other providers and select Trove.
  • 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.

Subscriptions

  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • Alternative Law Journal
  • Indigenous Law Bulletin
  • Series: Issues in Society, Current Social Issues

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