Community and Family Studies
- You may also find links in the guides for Aboriginal Studies, Legal Studies, Studies of Religion and Society and Culture (in HSIE) useful.
- Use the Information Skills Process (ISP) on the Research page to guide you.
- Browse the non-fiction shelves:
- 200-290s – religions; 300s – social sciences; 305 – social groups; 306 – culture and institutions; 307 – communities; 340s – law; 360s – social problems and services; 390s – customs; 914-919 – geography of specific countries; 940–999 – history of specific countries/periods.
- 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 terms such as family, communities, children, parents, socialization, employment, games, etc. Add sub-headings such as history, research, social conditions, case studies, statistics, etc.
- Search Series: Issues in Society (hard copy and downloadable pdf), 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.
- Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, Australian Financial Review
- 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. Choose a database by name.
- Hornsby Library databases require you to sign up for free membership.
- Insight – Search for your topic in SBS Insight. The episodes examine social issues with experts and first person stories.
- The Spinney Press: Web links for students – Links to websites on a variety of topics. There are links for NGOs, Government departments, organisations and support networks.
- The Conversation – Informed news analysis and commentary. Free to read and republish. Good for an overview of many topics.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- ABS: Australian Social Trends, 2014
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – Aging, Disabilities and Carers, Families & Children, Indigenous Australians, etc.
- Australian Government | Department of Social Services
- Multicultural affairs: Community Information Summaries
- Alternative Law Journal
- Indigenous Law Centre, UNSW
- SBS: Voices, family
- ABC: Life Matters
- Writing a Literature Review
- Australian Institute of Family Studies – Browse by topic.
- Family Matters (AIFS)
- Pew Research Center – Issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world using public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research.
Bibliographies and Citations
- Ask your teacher for requirements; keep records up to date – retrospectively is difficult.
- Bibliography Generator – choose the style you need.