Category Archives: Resources

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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Reconciliation Resources

National Reconciliation Week Resources – ABC Education Videos, articles, games, digibooks and more in relation to National Reconciliation Week.   Search for one of the first Aboriginal soldiers to die on Western Front It was the eleventh hour in a journey to find her great uncle’s resting place when artist Julie Hutchings had a major breakthrough.   Premier honours Anzac

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Going Global – New Foreign Language Magazines

We are building on our collection of foreign language resources in the Library for students to access immersive, on-level articles and content from nations and cultures outside of Australia. Pick a copy up and browse through the pages to see the latest news for teens direct from Italy, Germany, Spain and Japan all the while building on your comprehension and

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Referencing: Making it Easy

Referencing can seem a little daunting when you’re just starting out. However, it is a vital part of research and information collection and the more you do the easier it will become. Here are two great resources which we highly recommend you use: SACE: South Australian Certificate of Education have created guidelines for referencing (See below) The Online Reference Generator

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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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Web Resource: BioNinja

Although this website was developed for IB students, BioNinja contains plenty of in-depth summaries of all things biology. Topics explored include: Topic 1: Cell Biology Topic 2: Molecular Biology Topic 3: Genetics Topic 4: Ecology Topic 5: Evolution and Biodiversity Topic 6: Human Physiology   Topic 7: Nucleic Acids Topic 8: Metabolism, Cell Respiration & Photosynthesis Topic 9: Plant Biology Topic 10:

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StageMilk

StageMilk is an acting and theatre information site that offers a range of resources and information for students, actors, writers and theatre lovers. This Australian created website is an up to date online resource which may be of interest to students studying drama and the creative arts. Resources include: Acting Games Monologues for different age groups and genders Acting Scenes

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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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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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Australian Screen

  AustralianScreen contains information about and excerpts from a wide selection of Australian feature films, documentaries, television programs, newsreels, short films, animations, and home-movies produced over the last 100 years. The First World War section contains excerpts from a wide variety of film sources. Titles include ‘The First World War in Cartoons’ ‘Troops Head to the Docks’ ‘Red Cross Charity Bazaar’ and more.

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Read complete digital magazines anytime, anywhere, on PCs, Macs and Mobile devices with zinio for libraries

Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries is the world’s largest online magazine newsstand for libraries. This user-friendly site offers South Australian public library customers with access to over 400 full colour digital magazine titles, many of which are Australian. Download popular titles as soon as they are released. New issues are often released as soon as the print edition hits newsstands.

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Access Australian film resources online

  AustralianScreen contains information about and excerpts from a wide selection of Australian feature films, documentaries, television programs, newsreels, short films, animations, and home-movies produced over the last 100 years. Film can be an excellent primary or secondary source of information. There are currently 1065 clips with teachers’ notes in the Education section. Topics presently covered in the educational area of this

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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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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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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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ThinkMap Visual Thesaurus

The Visual Thesaurus is “an interactive tool that allows you to discover the connections between words in a visually captivating display. Word maps let you search for just the right word and then explore related concepts, revealing the way words and meanings relate to each other. It’s a word-lover’s delight, with more than 145,000 words and 115,000 meanings organized in

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Wordsift – word cloud generator

Wordsift is a useful tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide or copy and paste. This tool was originally generated by Standford University to aid teachers managing the demands of vocabulary and academic language in their text materials. The clouds create graphic representations that can help you to see and think in new ways about the words within your source text

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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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Online Reference Generator

The Online Reference Generator from the School Library Association of South Australia makes writing your Bibliography and in-text referencing easy. Click here to go to this resource. (This link will take you to the Student Portal where you can access the SLASA link.) Select the type of information you have used, then fill in the blank boxes and hit create citation

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