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HSC History

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Modern History research guide

Essential resources for Modern History with additional information available for those studying History Extension.

Ancient History research guide

Essential resources for Ancient History with additional information available for those studying History Extension.

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The catalogue lists all items in the Library's collection such as books, online journals, magazines, ebooks. If you are studying at home or at school, the online resources are free to use with a Library card.  If you are onsite, you can request material to be used in the Reading Rooms.


Access eresources to find fulltext articles, ebooks and websites arranged in broad subject groupings. These are free to use with your Library card.  

Cambridge Histories

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Unique, authoritative information covering subject areas including world history, ancient and medieval history, economics, science, literature, philosophy and religion. An essential online reference collection of 350 volumes. 


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Over 1,000 leading academic journals for social sciences and humanities, and the sciences. Includes the full text of non-current issues as well as select monographs and other materials.

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Finding the right online sources

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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

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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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