Research in Context Database Now Available


The Cabra Library is now able to offer students and staff access to another excellent collection of reference information. It is called Research in Context Database and it offers comprehensive detailed  information on just about every topic you could think of. You can access an incredible wealth of information on most topics and view or download these eBooks for later use in much the same way as the Gale Virtual Reference Database GVRL database. For a comprehensive set of guides on using this new research tool click here.

The Research in Context Database covers the following broad subject areas: Click here for the full list.

You will need a username and password to access the site, please ask your Homeroom Teacher for this. Access this resource and many others from the “Link Favourites” on the right hand side of our Access-It Library Catalogue.

For an overview and tips & tricks on using GVRL check out the video tutorials below:

New updates to Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre


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New updates to:
Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre

There are more than 150 topics in your Australia / New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre subscription, helping you to critically analyse multiple sides of a current / controversial issue, and develop persuasive essay writing skills.

This quarterly update includes the following new topics:

  • Australian Jihadists in Iraq
  • Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginals
  • Corporate Tax Rate
  • Drug Use
  • Education & Aboriginals
  • Effect of Mobile Devices on Personal Relationships
  • FIFO Workers in the Mining Industry
  • Journalist Peter Greste Jailed in Egypt
  • Nuclear Cooperation between Australia & India

All topics contain four essays written by subject experts from Australia or New Zealand, with a balance of materials from all viewpoints, overviews, arguments, and opposing ideas.

For more info on Points of View go here. For ‘How To’ Tutorials on ‘Points of View’ and other EBSCO Research Databases click here.

You will need a username and password to access the site, please ask your Homeroom Teacher for this or one of the friendly Cabra Library staff.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Now Available


The Cabra Library is now able to offer students and staff access to another excellent collection of reference information. It is called Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) and it offers comprehensive detailed  information on just about every topic you could think of. You can access an incredible wealth of information on most topics and view or download these eBooks for later use, keyword searching…

GVRL is arranged into the following broad subject areas:

You will need a username and password to access the site, please ask your Homeroom Teacher for this. Access this resource and many others from the “Link Favourites” on the right hand side of our Access-It Library Catalogue.

For an overview and tips & tricks on using GVRL check out the video tutorials below:

Year 11 Students Research War Propaganda


Year 11 students used a variety of resources to begin their Extended Study project in their War Unit of work. This language study required an analysis of war propaganda. Students chose two pieces of wartime propaganda reflecting different perspectives or different conflicts. Both visual and text based material was researched.

Some resources that were of use appear below:

Avenge the Nurses Poster from Australian War Memorial

image courtesy Australian War Memorial

Australian Recruitment Posters Info sheet from Australian War Memorial

Imperial War Museum London

Image courtesy Imperial War Museum, London

Imperial War Museum London has vast holdings of material related to Britain and the many conflicts it has been involved in.

Current Australian Defence Force recruiting posters.

ADF Recruitment

English: Original Kitchener World War I Recrui...

English: Original Kitchener World War I Recruitment poster. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A-Z of World Culture Database Now Available


The Library is now able to offer students and staff access to an excellent searchable database of country and cultural information. It is called AtoZ World Culture and it offers comprehensive up-to-date information on over 170 countries from all parts of the globe. You can access an incredible wealth of information on any of these countries from population information right through to music, art, festivals, holidays…

You will need a username and password to access the site, please ask your Homeroom Teacher for this. Soon, access directly from the Cabra Libraries page will be available on the Cabra Intranet.

Year 10 Class Visit Adelaide Writer’s Week Part 1


On Friday 2 March Mrs Cross’s Year 10 English class joined her and the Librarian Mr Bull for an excursion to the first Adelaide Writer’s Festival Schools Day. Students were treated to three very different sessions. The first entitled, “Bad Character” featured Australian military historian Dr Peter Stanley. He spoke at length of his fascination with the researching and writing of history, his ‘second life’ as he called it. When asked why he chose to write predominantly about war he replied it was his interest in how ordinary people behave in extreme situations.

His latest book, Bad Characters re-examines the ANZAC myth by following the escapades of a range of Australian WWI soldiers who broke most of the rules and often got caught. He said he believed history was all about asking honest questions and looking for the truth no matter how unpopular it might make you. He still believed history could be used as a valuable tool for understanding the world.