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HSC Online Resources

The library has heaps of useful online links offering information ranging from past exam papers to forums created by students for students.  Start prepping early for your HSC trial exams. 

Ancient History

English

Higher School Certificate

Legal Studies

Modern History

Past Exam Papers

Physics

Research and Databases

Society and Culture

Studies of Religion

Study Support

Visual Arts

 

Ancient History

EyeWitness to History

Primary source materials related to various historical events eg. Letters to Pliny the Younger.

 

English

English Teachers Association

A guide for students towards higher order thinking through the core discipline of English and concept-based programming. 

SparkNotes - Literature study guides

This useful site contains online study guides to English and American literature. 

HSC English research guides - State Library of New South Wales

This guide will help you find the best books, articles, websites, online databases, and catalogues - sourced and verified by state library experts. 

 

Higher School Certificate

Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW - HSC

All about the Higher School Certificate. Includes information about assessment, exams, past papers, results and statistics.

Infocus

This site links students studying for the HSC with information from the State Library of New South Wales. You can search for a topic, keyword, author or title or you can browse through lists of resources arranged by HSC subject area. 

NSW Students Online - Year 12: Students Online

It is your source for information about your study for HSC students. 

Universities Admissions Centre

UAC processes applications for admission to most undergraduate courses at participating institutions (mainly located in NSW and the ACT). 

 

Legal Studies

Find Legal Answers - State Library of New South Wales

This is a specialist information service of the State Library of NSW. It provides access to information about the law for all members of the community in NSW. 

 

Modern History

Australians at war - Australian War Memorial

Australian military history overview. Includes Australia's involvement in war, from the time of the first settlement at Sydney Cove in the 18th century to our peacekeeping roles under United Nations auspices and the First and Second Gulf Wars.

Australia's War 1939-1945

Australians in War, World War 2 and War in the Pacific.

Gallipoli and the Anzacs

Overview of the conflict at Gallipoli with a focus on Gallipoli today from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards.

 

Past Exam Papers

HSC Examinations - Past Exam Papers

Past exam papers, HSC timetable, exam equipment list and exam rules and procedures.

 

Physics

High School - School of Physics University of New South Wales

View physics in animations and films clips, including Einstien's theory of relativity. Also has information on studying physics at UNSW.

 

Research and Databases

Academic Search Premier

Offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts &​ literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies and more.   Login from home here

Australia/NZ Points of View Reference Centre

Containing resources that present multiple sides of a current issue including information on key topics of interest to Australia/New Zealand researchers. Each topic features a Guide to Critical Analysis helping you to evaluate the controversy, read critically, develop your own perspective and write or debate an effective argument.  Login from home here 

Australia/NZ Reference Centre

Provides full text for leading Australia/New Zealand magazines, newspapers, newswires and leading reference books including: Architecture AustraliaAustralian GeographicAustralian House & GardenAustralian PC User,Australian Women's Weekly, The Australian (National), The Daily Telegraph (Sydney), The Nelson Mail (New Zealand), The New Zealand Herald (National), Australian Encyclopedia – History of Australia, New Zealand, and more.  Login from home here 

Australia/NZ Reference Centre (Student Interface)

Provides full text for leading Australia/New Zealand magazines, newspapers, newswires and leading reference books including: Architecture AustraliaAustralian GeographicAustralian House & GardenAustralian PC User,Australian Women's Weekly, The Australian (National), The Daily Telegraph (Sydney), The Nelson Mail (New Zealand), The New Zealand Herald (National), Australian Encyclopedia – History of Australia, New Zealand, and more.  Login from home here 

GreenFILE

Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.   Login from home here 

MasterFILE Premier

Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, this also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps and flags.  Login from home here 

Research guides - State Library of New South Wales

This guide will help you find the best books, articles, websites, online databases, and catalogues - sourced and verified by state library experts.

 

 

Society and Culture

Asia Society

 Resource devoted to the Asian region, specifically designed for students and teachers.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Link to ABC programs, current affairs and social issues. Many of the sites have their own links.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics

The official government statistic site provides a range of informative statistics and articles on social issues. 
Teaching Heritage This site aims to educate students to think critically about heritage issues and to develop skills which can be used to influence heritage issues. Students can improve their visual literacy in learning how to read a building and to appreciate landscapes, views and vistas.  
SBS TV, Radio, On Demand, news sport, movies Excellent link to SBS programs, current affairs and social issues. Many of the sites have their own links to external resources 

 

Studies of Religion

Atheist Foundation of Australia

Information about atheism in Australia. 

New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies 

This site contains Information, projects and history on the Jewish Community in NSW.

 

Study Support

Bored of Studies

Created by students for students, it has forums and loads of other support.

Matrix Education

Blog for school students with helpful hints.

School to TAFE

This site is designed to assist secondary school students in course selection for the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) in order to maximise credit transfer into TAFE NSW courses. This site also provides useful information to school leavers about credit transfer opportunities in TAFE NSW courses. 

SkillsOne

A leading website designed to assist students, career advisers and parents in career decision-making, and help gain a better understanding of what it’s like to work in a specific industry.

 

Visual Arts

ArtExpress

The official artexpress website. It contains past art express artwork and resources for students to access. 

Getty Research Institute

Includes access to large indexes such as BHA and RILA. The Getty also has a museum homepage and an art education site. Searching can be frustrating at times due to slowness in downloading files. 

Google Cultural Institute

Explore museums from around the world.