This year has been tough for all students and our senior students in particular.
The State Library of New South Wales is offering free HSC Help webinars for English, History, Legal Studies and Society and Culture students throughout November and December.
These workshops are for anyone studying Standard, Advanced or Extension English, Modern, Ancient or Extension History, Legal Studies or Society and Culture for the HSC 2021 and provide information about accessing free online resources anywhere, anytime and on any device.
You will discover some awesome eResources to access plus ways of searching to get better results and save time.
The webinars are held between November 24 and December 15 and are repeated, so you can find the time that suits you best. Students can attend individually or a whole class can watch together.
To access the webinars you will need to visit the what's on section of the State Library website and choose the subject webinar you want to attend. Click register and enter a contact name, email address, school name and the number of students attending (this will allow the State Library to keep track of how many students take advantage of the webinars).
You will be sent a Zoom link for the seminar which you will use to log-in on the day.
The webinars will be recorded and added to the State Library's new HSC webpage, which is coming soon.
While you are waiting, why not visit the State Library's HSC Base Camp? This page connects you to all of the State Library's physical and virtual resources for senior students.
If you are a member of the Gunnedah Library you can access these resources using your Gunnedah Library card, just register your card to use it to access State Library materials.
Not a member of the library yet? Just come in, fill out the simple application form, show some proof of address and you'll be able to access all the library's eResources, borrow books, magazines, DVD's, CD's and graphic novels.
There are research guides for a wide range of topics, including HSC which has guides on English, Ancient and Modern History, Legal Studies and Society and Culture.
Downloadable subject handouts, curated by the librarians, provide a useful starting point for your research and eBooks are available in the Issue in Society series for you to borrow.
For Society and Culture students you can look at some award-winning Personal Interest Projects from previous years and hear these students top tips, how they chose their topics, their challenges and highlights.