These days information is everywhere,
and it can sometimes be overwhelming
trying to find exactly what you need.
Below are lists of print and digital resources to get you started in your search and help you explore a range of avenues.
Remember to also check the Current Assignments page for resources that have been specifically chosen for your assignments.
Teacher / Librarian Selected Websites
Library Catalogue Click on Keyword search and type in your search terms (make sure you select ‘Internet Site’ from the drop-down menu under Collection Type).
Searching the Internet
Google should not be the only search engine used to locate information! Use some of the sites listed on our Search the Internet page to dig deeper and learn how to conduct advanced searches to uncover even more info.
You can also use Wikipedia as a starting point for your research – watch this video for more information.
Online Newspapers & Current Event Sites
Visit the Newspapers and Current Events page to find links to digital newspapers and news websites.
WatchKnowLearn Educational videos on a wide range of topics. Can be filtered by age range.
Australian Screen Over 1000 videos organised by category
Internet Archive of Moving Images Use the search box or browse by category using the dropdown menu
ABC iView Full-screen videos streamed on demand. Use ‘Search’ tab at top to help find what you need.
SBS On Demand Stream SBS videos on demand.
HippoCampus A collection of videos covering science, maths, social science and religion topics.
Khan Academy A collection of videos demonstrating/explaining mathematical and scientific concepts.
Many images, audio clips and video clips available on the internet are copyrighted, which means you need permission from the owner to use these materials in your assignment. If an image (or audio/video clip) is licensed under Creative Commons, it means you can use it in your assignment as long as you follow some simple steps. See the Copyright and Creative Commons Page for more information and sites you can use to search for images.
The Library has a range of encyclopaedias, atlases and other print reference materials. Please see one of the Library staff members for help locating these resources.
The Library has a wide range of journals and magazines, including:
- National Geographic
- Time Magazine
- New Scientist
- Landscope (WA parks & wildlife)
- Helix (Science)
- The Monthly (Australian politics, society and culture)
The following sites include a searchable index to find articles relating to your topic. Full articles can be found in the SMC Library Periodicals section – ask one of the librarians if you need help.
Search the Library Catalogue using a Keyword Search or a Subject Search.
Please see a Library staff member for assistance locating resources if needed.