Category Archives: Research

Home WW1

Access the State Library of Victoria’s online Ergo research resource on the home front during WW1. Australian men rushed to enlist while loved ones tried to support them any way they could. Soldiers prepared for the new style trench warfare while mothers, daughters and wives at home supported them by sending woollen clothing, care-packages and encouraging words. (http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/explore-history/australia-wwi/home-wwi) Topics include:

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Dig – The Burke & Wills Research Gateway

From Melbourne, Burke and Wills set out into terra incognita – the unknown land.  Discover an extensive range of resources and stories created by the State Library of Victoria from Burke and Wills expeditions. Dig Resources include: Original documents Artefacts Natural history specimens Images Geocaches Contact information for expedition historian David Phoenix. http://burkeandwills.slv.vic.gov.au/

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eSafety

Young & eSafe By young people, for young people to help challenge the haters and fakers online.   Here’s a great place to start if you want to develop an understanding of how you can be an active member of a positive online world. The Australian Government’s Office of the eSafety Commisioner has training resources, created ‘by young people, for young

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OER COMMONS

http://www.oercommons.org Open Educational Resources (OER) Support Equity and Flexibility. Here’s why you may choose to use (or freely print, share, edit and reuse) this online resource: Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created

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Looking for a reliable source? Try THE CONVERSATION

We’ve stumbled across a great reliable online resource for researching.. just about anything in the news really! The Conversation : Academic rigour, journalistic flair Topics on the website are divided into several key categories: Arts & Culture Business & Economy Education Environment & Energy Fact Check Health & Medicine Politics & Society Science & Technology What makes ‘The Conversation’ different, though,

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Quote Investigator: Exploring the Origins of Quotes

http://quoteinvestigator.com/ A good example of why we shouldn’t believe everything we read on the internet played out on the weekend (12 Jan 2017) when in the US the Republican National Committee (GOP) posted a quote to twitter in celebration of former President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday anniversary. The only problem (which twitter users were quick to pick up on) was the

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Nectar.org

https://nectar.org.au/ “The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources project (Nectar) provides an online infrastructure that supports researchers to connect with colleagues in Australia and around the world, allowing them to collaborate and share ideas and research outcomes, which will ultimately contribute to our collective knowledge and make a significant impact on our society. Nectar Virtual Labs are rich domain-oriented online

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iBook: INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS AT WAR

This free iBook, published by Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) and Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne (2003)  commemorates, acknowledges and tells the story of the Indigenous men and women who served for Australia through interactive touch photo galleries and movies. (https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/indigenous-australians-at/id721435276?mt=11) It is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.

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AllDay.com – Feed Your Curious Mind

Dig around in allday.com and you may never leave.. it’s a rabbit warren of interesting articles on topics such as history, travel, culture, food, entertainment and science. Some recent articles include: Drift Through Gorgeous Canals All Over The World Keep Calm And Carry On: Daily Life And Courage During The Blitz Visit The World’s Mirror: The Salar De Uyuni Salt

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Hints about Print – ReadWriteThink

This online tool from ReadWriteThink may be designed for primary students, but it doesn’t hurt to go back to basics to build on your core research skills. Hints about Print demonstrates the process of evaluating a nonfiction print resource to determine its appropriateness for a research project. Source: Hints about Print – ReadWriteThink

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VideoNot.es

In support of our Guided Inquiry approach to learning at Faith, we would like to encourage you to explore tools for different stages of the Guided Inquiry process. VideoNot.es, a free web tool for taking notes synchronised with the video you are watching, is a fantastic tool to assist you in the IMMERSE and EXPLORE stages of your inquiry (even

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110 Key Documents that Are The Foundation of our Nation

http://www.foundingdocs.gov.au/default.asp MoADOPH in conjunction with the National Archives of Australia presents 110 key documents that are the foundation of our nation. This site was developed by Australia’s nine government archives, supported by the National Council for the Centenary of Federation. It contains Australia’s ‘birth certificates’ – the story of our democracy. You can browse documents by state or place follow a themed pathway in

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4 Great Study Skills & Inquiry Websites

The Knowledge Compass The Knowledge Compass will help you develop effective focus questions for your research task. Choose a different compass for different question types. Information Process Compass – Question Compass – Question Matrix – Socratic Questions The Research Safari During your time at school you will have many projects and research assignments that require you to find and use information online.

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Credibility, Content, Currency – Validating Websites

Below are two websites on the same topic.  One of the sites is real and the other is completely made up (albeit rather convincingly!) Chemistry Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division http://ww.dhmo.org/ Carbon Monoxide http://carbonmonoxidekills.com/ Genetics Genechoice http://www.genochoice.com/ Gender Prediction http://www.babyzone.com/gender-predictor/ Food The Ova Prima Foundation http://www.ovaprima.org/ NZ Nutrition Foundation http://www.nutritionfoundation.org.nz/nutrition-facts/nutrition-a-z/Eggs Water Dehydrated Water http://www.buydehydratedwater.com/ International Water Association http://www.iwahq.org/1nb/home.html Endangered Species Pacific

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Google Scholar – Stand on the shoulders of giants

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.  Google Scholar lets you search for articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. If you have a Google Account you can keep a personal library of articles. You can save articles right from the

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News Online

Local The Leader The Herald South Australian The Advertiser Newspapers.com.au has an extensive list of South Australian newspapers Major Australian & Other The Australian NewsBank The Sydney Morning Herald The Canberra Times The Age (Melbourne) The Herald Sun (Melbourne) The West Australian The Mercury (Hobart) Brisbane Times The Courier Mail (Brisbane) NT News (Northern Territory) News from Abroad World Newspapers

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The Front Page and other ways to see information..

Trove isn’t just a search engine. People are also using the Trove API to create useful tools and resources which sort through Trove’s huge database to provide us with new visualisations and representations of the information and imagery collected within Trove. The Front Page lets you explore changes in the design and function of newspapers – the big stories haven’t

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Finding Information Online at Home for School Assignments

The internet contains trillions of pages of information which often makes finding relevant and reliable information online difficult.  The following are both reputable and easily navigable internet research tools. World Book Web (online encyclopaedia) http://www.worldbookonline.com (Faith has a Remote ID, ask library staff for the access details) Education Network of Australia http://www.edna.edu.au Search by either key words or key learning

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WebLinks Online

Find the best sites quickly! This is an easy, searchable online database with thousands of teacher-reviewed, approved and annotated web sites. There are 80 to 100 new sites added monthly. You can easily search the database by key word, learning area, subject heading, article identification number or ‘What’s new’. Click here to go to the login page and use Faith Lutheran College’s login

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