Online News Sites
Online Newspapers & World News Services
Australian Newspapers Online
Gateway to online newspapers.
World Press Review
Search and browse 4,500 news sources updated continuously.
Australian News Network
Photojournalism, news photos.
Today’s Front Pages
Newspaper articles form The Herald Sun, local Leader Newspapers and The Australian can be easily located through a subject search.
Gale Literature Resource
To access the following site, use the password: stjohns
Online Reference Help
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Use the Online Reference Resources as reference tools to help you find an answer to a question quickly. You can find information that is brief, concise and often a quick introduction to a topic.
Reference resources such as Encyclopaedias, Thesauri and Maps, are the first place you can start your assessment. With these you will be able to define and clarify your research questions.
Reference material are also available as print resources in the library. So come in and have a look at what is on display.
A Web of Online Dictionaries
Includes links to dictionaries of the English Language (4th ed.), translators, and over 300 English, multilanguage, and specialized dictionaries and thesauri.
A “guide to free online dictionary and translation services. With definitions in most languages, thesaurus, word of the day & encyclopedia links.”
World Wide Words
This site is about “ English words and phrases – what they mean, where they came from, how they have evolved, and the ways in which people sometimes misuse them.”
A Online Graphical Dictionary
This site allows you to see a map of the word, in any form, with synonyms and antonyms.
Australian Government: Geoscience Australia.
Maps of Australia, free to download.
National Geographic: Maps and Geography
The State Library of Victoria: Maps Collection
Australian Government Information : National Library of Australia
Provides online access to Roget’s Thesauri and other reference works.
This site gives definitions as well as lots of alternatives:
The BBC has excellent resources for many topics in History. Here are a few examples:
This sitehas excellent resources especially for
- Year 8 Night of the Notables.
The Encyclopedia of Earth is an informative website packed full of news, articles, videos, resources, images and general information about places all across the globe. The website allows users to submit articles and information which are later branded with the 'trusted' label, once approved by the webteam. This is a great website that can really help pupils to expand their geographical knowledge.
For more information, visit www.eoearth.org