Guide for VCE Australian history students
This guide will assist you to locate relevant resources for your VCE Australian history studies
Many of the items listed in this guide are available online.
To access much of the online information you will need a State Library Victoria membership. This is free and you can join online. There is no membership card. You will receive a member number.
Many links on this guide are to the online resources our Library subscribes to. When you click on such links you will be asked to enter your member number and your family name.
For a detailed introduction to the curriculum, download the Study Design and see pages 54 to 64.
The curriculum explores:
with each topic interrogated under broader historical periods of Foundations and Transformations.
On our Library catalogue (or any other library) search by title or a combination of title and author keywords. See the tabs above for more information on searching at the State Library or public libraries.
Our Library is a research library and our material is available to be viewed by anyone but we are not a lending library. Register with the Library so you can access our journal and newspaper databases and ebooks, and to order printed items from our storage areas.
When you search the catalogue, the record of an item will tell you where it is located and how you can access it. It will either be available online; on the open shelves in one of our reading rooms; in onsite storage (request using your Library member number); held offsite (contact us and we will order it for you).
Example of an item available as an ebook and also in print
For more on searching see our help videos:
Look up you local library with a simple internet search or select your regional library service.
Trove is a database that brings together holdings of libraries across Australia. Libraries choose to upload items to Trove, so it contains most but not all library catalogue records. Libraries may not always remove records of books that they no longer hold. Always click on the library to make sure a book is still available at that library.
Simple keyword search for book
Choose Borrow option for locations. Note not all holdings will be available for loan