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 theCTHS Library Oliver catalogueusing 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 Libraryresources 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.