Ancient History - HSC

Resources for HSC Ancient History and History Extension

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are kindly advised that this website includes images, sounds and names of people who have passed.

All users should be aware that some topics or historical content may be culturally sensitive, offensive or distressing, and that some images may contain nudity or are of people not yet identified. Certain words, terms or descriptions may reflect the author's/creator's attitude or that of the period in which they were written, but are now considered inappropriate in today's context.

Key to library resources

Access anywhere with a library card In the Library (or anywhere with a Library card for NSW residents)
Available to access in the library Only in the Library
Publicly available online Publicly available

Journal and newspaper articles

Use these eresources to find:

  • Articles published in Australian, U.S. and British journals, magazines and newspapers, with international content
  • Articles available in full text that you can read online
  • Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles that have been reviewed by academic experts

Most databases have tools to help you manage citations and referencing for your bibliography.

Journal articles

Newspaper articles

Primary sources

Primary sources provide firsthand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic or question under investigation.

They are usually created by witnesses or recorders who experienced the events or conditions being documented...primary sources can also include autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories recorded later.

 - Yale University - Primary Sources at Yale

Featured journal: Teaching History

In the journal Teaching History, published by the History Teachers’ Association of NSW, you can explore articles on depth studies, historical investigations, historiography, History Extension, and Extension prize-winning essays.

To search within this journal:

  • Use the advanced search screen and enter your search terms
  • In the second search box, enter the journal title Teaching History and change the dropdown menu from All fields to Journal or Source Title 

How to use Proquest databases