If you do not have your SmartRider on you, please use your student diary as ID and we will help you borrow items at the Issue Desk
Take time to browse the catalogue and the drop down Library menu on the Portal. Please fill out a request form if you would like us to buy something you want in our Library. Copies of this form are available at the front issue desk.
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Use general search terms. You can also choose the option of "Search other sources" and Oliver will search through a variety of resources. Choosing the "Advanced search" will allow you to limit to specific formats or collections e.g. Non-fiction narrative. Both of these options are right next to the search box:
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New items arrive regularly so make sure you visit us to browse the Recent Arrival shelves.
NoveList, is our newest resource. It is the complete readers' advisory solution, engages readers and connects communities. Do you find it difficult to find READ-ALIKES? Similar authors? Similar titles? This is the solution.
Online encyclopaedias are great for flexible, concise and reliable topic overviews. Ready made citations are available which are a huge bonus for all those pesky citations your boys will have to provide.
Access online encyclopaediae through the Hale Portal under Library:
Full text from reference books
Magazines & newspapers
Television and radio transcripts
Photographs and maps
Specialist collections include:
Opposing Viewpoints Centre
Science Reference Centre
Literature Resource Centre
You can sort your results by publication, full text versions and even date.
There is a list of online tutorials specific to the databases or ask Forrest Library staff to give you a quick overview. Advanced searches may help you refine your search terms further. You may also be able to download the content to access later as well as an audio version to share with your students. Most online databases will have the ability to filter and sort your searches e.g. by date, by document type, by full text etc.
Tick the "Full Text" box if you need the full article and not just a brief summary.
It is important for your students to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Get them to use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create citations. Hale uses the Harvard Referencing System. Feel free to ask us to visit your classroom to demonstrate bibliography construction basics.