HSC English

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Guides, tips and videos to help with your research and studies.

Resources for HSC English students

HSC English Research Guide

Essential resources for HSC English, especially useful for studying Advanced and Extension courses.

English Extension 2

Top tips from past students, exemplars for the reflection statement, and all the information you need about our annual online seminar day.

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Search tips

How to make the most out of your English searches and get the best search results.

HSC English Exams - Q&A

Find answers to your questions about the HSC English exams.

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The catalogue lists all items in the Library's collection, including books, online journals, magazines and ebooks. The online resources are free to use with a Library card, or you can request material and use it in the Library’s Reading Rooms.


Full-text articles, ebooks and websites arranged in broad subject groupings. These are free to use with your Library card.

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  • Literature Resource Center

    Compare literary criticism, reviews and biographies of international and Australian writers. Search by works, writers or characters and use the topic finder to see related text and literary criticism by genre and form.

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  • Austlit

    A specialised site where you can find scholarly research, literary criticism, reviews and biographical information on Australian writers. Browse Creative Writing, Criticism, BlackWords, Stage and Screen, and Children’s and YA Fiction.

    Finding the right online sources

    You search online all the time, but are you finding what you need?

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    Getting better results from your searches

    Hints and tips to search for the perfect resources online and save time in the process.

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    Better searching with online resources

    Does it feel like there are too many resources? We simplify it for you. 

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    Citing your work and avoiding plagiarism

    We show you how to get the right citations from academic resources and best present your work.

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    Essential Library resources for research

    We bring together key HSC subjects resources, including those for Advanced and Extension courses.

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