Society and Culture - HSC

A guide to resources for HSC Society and Culture especially for researching for your Personal Interest Projects (PIPs).

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All users should be aware that some topics or historical content may be culturally sensitive, offensive or distressing, and that some images may contain nudity or are of people not yet identified.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

Personal Interest Projects (PIPs)

In the Library

  • You can find copies of award-winning PIPs in the HSC Information area shelves on LG2 in the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.
  • Some regional public libraries also have copies of PIPs. Check with your local public library for details.
  • PIPs cannot be photocopied or photographed.
  • We have developed a broad subject index which you can use to find PIPs on similar topics:

Online resources


PIPs in regional public libraries

Copies of award-winning PIPs can also be viewed at the following public libraries. Check with your library for the branch at which the PIPs are held.

  • Bega Valley Shire Library
  • Bowral Library
  • Broken Hill City Library
  • Central Coast Library Service
  • Coffs Harbour City Library
  • Coonamble Shire Library
  • Kiama Library
  • Lake Macquarie City Council Library
  • Macquarie Regional Library
  • Newcastle City Library
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Library
  • Richmond-Tweed Regional Library
  • Shoalhaven City Council Libraries
  • Wagga Wagga City Library
  • Wollongong City Library