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HSC Society and Culture

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Society & Culture Research Guide

A curated guide that brings together the essential resources for Society & Culture, especially those that are useful for researching for your Personal Interest Project (PIP). 

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Personal Interest Projects (PIPS)

Personal Interest projects and good advice from high achieving past students.

More PIPs onsite 

Find even more past PIPs onsite. Visit us on Lower Ground 2 of the Macquarie Building to see past exemplars. 

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Search Tips

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

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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.

Search eresources

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

Gale in Context - Opposing viewpoints and Global issues

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Find differing points of view and critical overviews of contemporary global issues relating to society, politics, technology, conflict, health and business. Search Opposing Viewpoints and Global Issues individually or simultaneously from the main search box.

Australia Newsbank

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Articles from Australian metropolitan, regional and local newspapers such as Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph and The Australian. You can also browse for Australian articles on current topics such as video game violence or texting while driving.

Workshops: online and in your own time

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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