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Guide to St Paul's Grammar High School Library

Online Resources

Indexes and journal/periodical access... (*password access only - see library staff)

* Australian Journal of Psychology

access to full text articles

Ecos: Science for the Environment

*Elibrary - access to full text articles

*Expanded Academic Database

(access via UQL Cyberschool - see below)

Grove Art

Over 45,000 articles on music, techniques, people, fine arts, decorative arts, and architecture

* Grove Music

Over 45,000 articles on music, techniques, people, fine arts, decorative arts, and architecture

Make - DYI information and ideas

* New Scientist - access to full text articles

*Questia School - access via password

Object: Australasian Centre for Craft and Design

"Object explores the potential of design in our lives."



Exploration into children's literature - now online>

Scientific American - access to full text articles

*The Source - children's literature database

*Worldbook - encyclopedic access

Subject directories and gateways (free access - educational links)

Academic Info

academic subject gateway

BBC Web Guide

general & schools directory

BUBL link

catalogue of subject headings


environmental information


educational issues


education sudject gateway


historical document access


multiple subject directory

WWW Virtual Library

broad subject access

See information below for details about each resource and use recommendations.

Indexes and periodical access

*Business Review Weekly

This gives access to full text articles from this journal.

Ecos: Science for the Environment

This provides the full text of articles from issue 95 (1998) onwards, as well as abstracts of previous years (issues 42 to 94).


This enables searching of newspapers, journals (full text), books, transcripts, and maps.

*Expanded Academic ASAP

Expanded Academic ASAP offers balanced coverage of every academic concentration - from advertising and microbiology to history and women's studies. Combines indexing, abstracts, full text and images.

How to - Select 'Expanded Academic Index ASAP' from database list, then 'St Paul's Grammar School Penrith' from the drop down menu, then insert password (see library staff for details).

Scientific American


Access to articles from Scientific American - coverage of the latest developments in science and technology

*The Source

– enables searching for book titles, poetry, short stories, and details about authors and illustrators. The Source is a handy subject guide to children's literature. Great for finding related material for Senior English studies and genre selcted wide reading tasks.


Includes articles, images, maps, audio/video clips and related links to external web sites

Gateways and subject directories

(descriptive quotes taken from each site in italics)

Academic Info

A subject gateway with the primary focus of the site academic, and with its intended audience at the upper high school level or above. Aims to use only current and up to date links to 'improve access to online educational resources by developing an easy to use subject directory covering each academic discipline'.

BBC Webguide

Directory of sites selected by the BBC. Useful for music, health, food, schools, science, history and weather. May have a slight emphasis on British sites.

BUBL link

A catalogue of selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas and catalogued according to DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification).

Provides a list of subjects to choose from - use when first defining a research task.


Community Access to Natural Resources Information (CANRI) brings together key environmental information from NSW Government agencies and other organisations.

Useful access to environmental and scientific databases for Geography and Science projects/assignments.


18,000 Australian quality assured education and training resources for school, early childhood, VET, ACE and higher education.

Useful access for articles on educational issues


INFOMINE is a virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It contains useful Internet resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and many other types of information.


The PICMAN catalogue contains records of the pictures, manuscripts, oral history and printed posters collections of the Mitchell Library, Sir William Dixson Library and Dixson Galleries.

A useful site to access historical pictures and documents from the State Library.


In ancient times, the Library of Alexandria was seen as a universal store of human knowledge. As the Library grew in size, however, it became increasingly difficult to locate relevant material. The poet Callimachus solved the problem by compiling a catalogue called The Pinakes. On a far smaller scale, these Web pages hope to provide a similar function for Internet resources, by linking to the major subject gateways.

Gateway to multiple subject directories - select the appropriate subject for your need.

WWW Virtual Library

It is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert. Can be searched by subject or directory list.



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