Business Studies

General Resources for Senior Students

  • Use the Information Skills Process (ISP) on the Research page to guide you.
  • Browse the non-fiction shelves at 330s and 650s.
  • 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.
  • The State Library of NSW has an HSC Business Studies guide.

Oliver Catalogue

  • Search the CTHS Library Oliver catalogue using subject terms e.g. human resources, marketing, business.
  • 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 the Australian Financial Review or the Sydney Morning Herald by clicking on the link on the left of the page. These can only be accessed on school grounds.
  • AFRbiz – Australian Financial Review case studies and business news. See library staff for login details.


  • State Library of NSW databases require you to sign up for free membership. Choose a database by name. General databases with which to start your research are:
    • Informit Business Collection – Covers a full range of contemporary business issues.
    • ISBISWorld – Industry and company research reports.
    • ABI/Inform (Proquest) – Indexes international business and management journals.
    • Economics Intelligence Unit (EIU) reports and publications – Country, market and regional business reports.
  • Hornsby Library databases require you to sign up for free membership.

Internet Resources

  • A number of relevant websites are listed on the CTHS Library Oliver catalogue.
  • The Conversation – independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.
  • Scootle – a national repository that provides Australian schools with digital resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Refine your search by year level, resource type and topic. Login via the NSW Education button.
  • – Provides essential information on planning, starting and growing a business.

Bibliographies and Citations

  • Ask your teacher for requirements; keep records up to date – retrospectively is difficult.
  • Bibliography Generator – choose the style you need.

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