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Use the new library catalogue to find Library resources such as:
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Find lots of useful resources to help you with the new catalogue here.
Find the best new books and recent magazines from Australia and around the world in our Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.
There are over 1,000 new books available to browse and read in our Critics’ Picks section on LG1 and LG2. Books are organised by subjects such as History, Geography and Travel, Social Sciences and Current Affairs; Business and Politics; Literature and Language; Science, Technology and Medicine; and Arts and Recreation.
How to Find Critics' Picks in the catalogue
This shows you how to search for Critics' Picks books, you can swap 'history' for any subject you're interested in.
Modern History HSC resources can be found on the HSC Info resources shelves on LG2 of the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.
You will find study guides and books by academics and historians to support core study areas.