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.
  • 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.
  • 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