Modern History - HSC

Resources for HSC Modern History and History Extension

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All users should be aware that some topics or historical content may be culturally sensitive, offensive or distressing, and that some images may contain nudity or are of people not yet identified.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)
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Publicly available online Publicly available

Starting your research

Use these eresources to find:

  • Introductory information on your topic
  • Definitions of key terms 
  • Context of events

Search tips for using eresources

  • Use “quotation marks” for exact phrase searching eg. "American civil war" 
  • Use  AND, OR,  NOT between your search terms
  • Use asterisks * for wildcards - alternative endings of words eg. nazi* = nazi, nazis and nazism
  • Select Full Text search options to find only full text articles
  • Vary your search terms: try synonyms for your topic words or events eg. Easter Rising = Easter Rebellion
  • Refine your results by limiting to scholarly or peer-reviewed (for academic level journals evaluated by experts)

Watch your spelling – both for accuracy and American spelling variations.

Railway Square, ca. 1945 [PXA 907 Box 16]