Don't forget to be critical when selecting your sources. Use the CRAAP test or the CARRDSS test to help evaluate your potential source. This process of critical thinking is particularly crucial when considering internet sources.

Having trouble searching?  These database search tips might help you find what you are looking for.

** Some databases will require you to login. Remember, the username for our databases is loretoq.
If you have forgotten the univeral password, please contact Library staff.
World Book     Encyclopedia

Library Webs     A search engine designed for high school students providing reliable quality, pre-evaluated sources

Quicklinks & Search Strings:
10 History - Term 1 2018
9 History - Term 1 2018

EBSCOhost     ANZ Ref - for magazines and newspapers
eBook Subscription Collection; History Ref
Points of View Ref- for Australian issues, balanced views (debating)
Poetry and Short Story Ref - for older English students

DOAJ     An online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.

National Library     eResources & online databases
NLA Research Guides

Trove     Access over 392,592,256 Australian and online resources, including books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more


Trove     Offers an online portal to access some of the Australian Government records collected and preserved in The National Archives of Australia.  You can explore the collection tracing events and decisions that have "shaped the nation and the lives of Australians" online.


The Conversation     Contemporary issues from a source "committed to knowledge-based, ethical and responsible journalism". There is also an opportunity to access respected authorities and experts.

Echo     Contemporary issues in Australia
Username: loretocoor
Password: sheriff

HighWire     Offers access to a wide range of free online scientific journals (Stanford University)

Free periodicals organised by title

LitFinder     Poems, short stories and speeches

ReadPlus     Current fiction, reviews and recommendations according to age and reading level

username: loretocoor
password: maryward

auslit     Authors, poetry and literary criticism

access only via state library (you will need a SLQ card - sign up here)



family matters     About family related issues, including child care, single parent families, family law etc

Choice     For information on consumer and industry issues and product reviews

username: library@loreto.qld.edu.au
password: maryward


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