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HSTY2614 Australian Social History Resources

February 28, 2012

The Course

Hashtag #HSTY2614 on Twitter

Tweet your readings before the tutorial. What do you think? Can it be summarised in less than 140 characters?

Readings at the Library e-reserve

Further readings at the library

Departmental Guides & Must-Reads

Department of History Essay Guide

How do you approach a history essay question? What are primary and secondary sources? How do we use them? How do you research? How do you structure a history essay?

Department of History Essay Presentation Guide

What sources are acceptable? How do I format my footnotes and bibliography? How do I present dates, abbreviations, numbers, and acronyms?

The Write Site

Online modules for improving your academic English.

SOPHI Plagiarism Policy

Departmental policies on academic dishonesty.

Official 2012 University of Sydney Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Coursework Policy 2012

The official word.

Avoiding Plagiarism: The University of Queensland Library

A guide and resources list on avoiding plagiarism from UQ.

Avoiding Plagiarism: Language and Learning Skills Unit, The University of Melbourne

A nicely presented booklet from Melbourne University.

Source Material


Your gateway to everything Australian.

Register for Trove and you can save articles, books, pictures and more in lists; tag items; and do other stuff.

Scanned newspapers from the 1840s until 1954, and Australian Women’s Weekly until 1982.

Use an advanced search to find what you need.

Australian Biography Website

Biographical information on prominent Australians from material collected for Film Australia’s Australian Biography.

Australian Dictionary of Biography

An academic (citable) biographical resource on prominent past Australians:

Australian Screen Online

Clips from the National Film and Sound Archive. Worth a watch.

State Records NSW

Catalogue for our State Records in Kingswood.


Late Submission and Extensions

All requests for extensions must be made through the Faculty’s online assessment system.

Special Consideration

If you are ill or suffer misadventure, you may apply for special consideration within five days of the due date of the assessment.

Learning Assistance

The Learning Centre runs workshops and provides other assistance if you are experiencing difficulties with your written expression.

Indigenous Australian students can also seek assistance via the Koori Centre.

Students with disabilities can seek assistance from Disability Services.


All Academic Board Policies can be found on the Policy website.


Your Tutor

My blog, with links to more stuff.

My Twitter account.

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