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When involved in research for assessments there are many search options available for students at Bethany. If you start looking up for information via the Library’s search facility on Oliver, there can be a multitude of resources available. As well as books, e-books, audio, dvd’s there are links to refereed web sites on all types of subjects. These are signalled by a “world” icon on the screen. Just click on the web link, type in your user name and password and you will be taken to an appropriate site linked to the curriculum. So don’t just Google it…Oliver it!


Another site that can be helpful is that of Trove made available by the National Library of Australia. You can search, find and get over 469,894,879 Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more at your fingertips. If you are looking for original sources, articles or even remembering local events, this is the site for you. This site is available @




Finally, if you are going to “Google It” try Google Scholar to search for articles and other information sources. What is Google Scholar? Google Scholar is an online, freely accessible search engine that lets users look for both physical and digital copies of articles. It searches a wide variety of sources, including academic publishers, universities, and preprint depositories looking for: peer-reviewed articles, theses, books, technical reports, abstracts and reprints. This site has many handy aspects, including the ability to find related articles to the suitable one you have found …making searching for information so much easier.



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Meanwhile, keep reading!


Mrs Karen Pentland

Teacher Librarian