English (11-12)

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.

Oliver Catalogue

  • 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.


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