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Online News Sites

Online Newspapers & World News Services

Australian Newspapers Online

Online Newspapers
Gateway to online newspapers.

World Press Review

Google News
Search and browse 4,500 news sources updated continuously.

ABC Online

Australian News Network

CNN News

HeadLine Spot
Photojournalism, news photos.


Today’s Front Pages

Online Periodicals & Newspaper databases


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.

    Dictionary Link
    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

    Government Sites

    Australian Government Information : National Library of Australia

    Australian Government Information

    Australian Bureau of Statistics


    Provides online access to Roget’s Thesauri and other reference works. 

    This site gives definitions as well as lots of alternatives:


    A collection of timelines on the Web.

    Indigenous Australia Timeline

    Dreaming online

    The Timeline Index

    Australian History Timelines

    Timeline Maker




      LinksPlus is a collection of educational website and fiction directories for five to nineteen year olds. It is designed to guide research and save time for students, teachers and librarians.

      Click on the link below:




        History Resources

        This sitehas excellent resources especially for

        • Year 8 Night of the Notables.
        • Vikings

        Science Resources

        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.

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