General Resources for Senior Students
- Use the Information Skills Process (ISP) on the Research page to guide you.
- Browse the non-fiction shelves: write, techniques); 808.8 – Speeches/poetry/quotations; 810-818 – American literature in English; 820-829 – English Literature; 821 – English Poetry; 822 – English drama; 822.33 – Shakespeare; 823 – English fiction; 830s-890s – other Literature; A820s – Australian literature.
- Browse the fiction shelves. Fiction is shelved alphabetically by author within genre. Determine the genre by using Oliver.
- For audio visual resources, search ClickView by subject heading or title. ClickView can be accessed when you are at home. Restrictions apply based on age/rating.
- Search the CTHS Library Oliver catalogue using subject subject terms, authors, titles.
- CTHS Library also holds specialist History magazines including History Today and BBC History. The contents pages are searchable using Oliver.
- 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.
- Search World Book Online Advanced or Timelines. This is a reliable starting point for research if you don’t know much about the topic.
- State Library of NSW databases require you to sign up for free membership.
- Jstor – Subject based collections of content. Search across journals, books and pamphlets.
- Hornsby Library databases require you to sign up for free membership.
- Resources for HSC English (All Levels)
- Introduction to Textual Concepts in English
- The Writing Process
- HSC English Extension 2: Reflection statements and top tips
- Literature: A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of Literature.
- Storytelling: In these TED Talks, masters of storytelling share their creative secrets and explore new approaches to their age-old craft.
Bibliographies and Citations
- Ask your teacher for requirements; keep records up to date – retrospectively is difficult.
- Bibliography Generator – choose the style you need.