Online encyclopaedias are great for concise and correct overviews.
ClickView offers a large selection of video content from free to air channels and selected Foxtel content. Search by keywords or browse through their subject collections e.g. History. Once you have found something you can stream it or save it to watch later on your Workspace (1G free online storage). You may also save to your local device.
Search the Forrest Library Catalogue using general search terms to find information books about your history topic:
Alternatively you can browse the shelves using Dewey to guide you:
|900||Geography and History|
|973||United States History|
Need some help in effectively using Britannica? Check out this overview:
|School History - UK teacher, Andrew Field has developed this site for history teachers and students. It has useful links and worksheets on a variety of history topics, such as European Exploration, Shakespeare and the Industrial Revolution.|
|The History Guide - This site by Steven Kreis, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at Meredith College has a collection of full text lectures from three university courses on Ancient and Medieval, and Twentieth Century European History.|
|Australian History - This website has brief explanations about significant periods in Australia's history. Topics include: Ancient history (Pre-1788), Colonisation (1788-1900) and Post-Federation (1901-2000).|
|A History of the World - Using 100 objects from the British Museum, BBC Radio has constructed a website that explores a history of the world. The radio broadcasts are available for download and participants can explore a history timeline and contribute their own suggestions.|
|World History Charts - A world history timeline with maps and brief information about different periods and regions in history. The timeline includes famous people, events and maps. Categories include science, culture, religion and politics.|
|World History Crash Course - YouTube Playlist: You-Tube videos by Crash Course cover the following World History topics: Agricultural revolution, Indus Valley civilization, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Persians and Greeks, Buddha and Ashoka, Chinese History, Alexander the Great, Ancient Rome, Dark Ages, Crusades, Renaissance, French Revolution, Industrial revolution, Nationalism, Imperialism, etc.|
For more suggested links use WebLinks. Search under your topic for selected links suited to the Australian curriculum.
|National Archives of Australia - VRROOM: An online education resource for teachers and students, providing easy access to over 1,000 primary sources from the National Archives' collection. The resources on Vrroom have been developed to align with the current curriculum, and in partnership with organisations such as: ABC, Curriculum Corporation, through the National Digital Learning Resource Network and Department of Veterans' Affairs.|
|European Primary SourcesEHPSdigitisedEHPScategorised|
|National Archives of United Kingdom: The UK National Archives provides an exhibition of|
|Online Primary Source Collections - University of Western Australia: A list of some online primary source collections. Please note that it's not a complete list.|
|Online Collection - British Library: Aims to act as a journey through time and place is a source of primary materials for History and English. The site uses the Library's maps, prints and drawings, photographs and documents and rare early sound recordings. Features include the virtual exhibitions and themed tours.|
|The Avalon Project: The Avalon Project is a digital library of documents relating to law, history and diplomacy. The project is part of the Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Law Library.|
|Trove - National Library of Australia: Find and get over 506,979,943 Australian and online resources;
books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.
|British Pathe: Explore the new online home of heritage, full of great documentaries, fascinating interviews, and classic movies - all on demand.|
|AP Archive : AP Archive is one of the most comprehensive film and video collections in the world. A unique perspective on the most significant moments of modern history.|
|History Channel - Famous Speeches in History: Witness famous speeches and hear timeless words spoken by historical figures. Listen to recordings of speeches online on History.com.|
Top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century by Rank - American Rhetoric: Full text and audio database of Top 100 American Speeches
|Great Speeches of the 20th Century - The Guardian: The Guardian and Observer's unique series of the best speeches of the last century.|
EBSCOhost online database: Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research.
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for 135 leading history periodicals, more than 61,100 historical documents, 57,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
It is important to show your teacher you used a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.
A sample bibliography for 3 resources listed on this page would look like:
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Green, J 2013, World History CrashCourse, online video, 3 September 2013, accessed 14 September 2016, <https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9>.
National Library of Australia n.d., TROVE, Australian Government, accessed 14 September 2016, <http://trove.nla.gov.au/>.