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School libraries: Finding resources

Curriculum and policy support for school libraries - meeting the needs of future learners


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A free, public archive is available for 2011- 2013 editions

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NSW DEC teachers log in via the Staff Portal

Repositories to search

ABC Splash home

Search ABC Splash for over one thousand videos and games, all mapped to the Australian Curriculum.

Khan Academy home

The Khan Academy houses over 3000 videos covering topics from basic arithmetic to organic chemistry.

Tes Australia home

A large range of resources  developed by teachers for teachers. Available for free from TES Australia

Ted Ed Lessons home

View educational video in TED. Users can also take any video and easily create a customized lesson around the video.

Oliver news

The My School library link can be found under the My Applications tab in the staff portal. Students access this link via their portal.

The new Oliver library system can be used to find resources both within the school library collection and beyond.

The Oliver federated search offers single point search across several collections.

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Educational videos

Resource reviews database

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These PDFs include resource reviews supporting Aboriginal perspectives and Reconciliation

Libraries and museums

Residents of NSW can register for a free library card to access the eresources provided by the library. These resources include newspapers, magazines, journal articles and encyclopedias

National Library eresources - All Australian residents can register for a reader's card to gain access to a comprehensive range of databases

A museum helps people understand the world by using objects and ideas to interpret the past and present and explore the future. (Museums Australia Constitution, 2002).