Category: JBC Library

Encyclopedia Britannica

What is Encyclopedia Britannica? Encyclopedia Britannica allows students to discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support research and reinforce curriculum standards. Core subjects, including English, Maths, Science and the Humanities are covered with engaging resources such as interactive lessons, activities, worksheets, study guides and research tools. All content has… Read more »

VCE Research Skills Drop-in-Sessions

The Library is pleased to offer research support for students studying VCE occurring every Wednesday during lunchtime. These drop-in- sessions will provide guidance and support for students undertaking research for their SACs, assignments and research-related coursework. This support is individualised and can cover any of the following: Improving information literacy skills Implementing searching techniques Using… Read more »

Holiday Reading

As Term¬†2 holidays approach, Library staff are reminding all students of the importance of taking a respite from their studies and indulging in reading. Why read? There are many benefits to reading, including stress reduction, vocabulary expansion and the improvement of focus and concentration. Reading also nurtures the imagination, enhances creativity and strengthens analytical skills…. Read more »

JBC Library – Links Plus

What is Links Plus? Links Plus is a collection of educational website and fiction directories for 5 to 19 year olds. It has been designed to make research more efficient and help students save time trying to find relevant information. How does Links Plus differ from a standard Google Search? Links Plus is more reliable… Read more »

EBSCOhost Research Databases

What is EBSCOhost? EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system offering general reference collections and specially designed, subject-specific databases for school libraries. It is a powerful platform that assists students with their research needs. EBSCOhost is also a widely used tool to find information at TAFEs and Universities. How does EBSCOhost differ from a standard… Read more »

Google Advanced vs Google

The Library has recently visited the Year Seven Digital Technologies and Year Twelve History and Biology classrooms to discuss research techniques that will equip them with the skills necessary for lifelong learning. Students have been encouraged to redefine the way in which¬†they search for information by using Google Advanced over a standard Google search. Google… Read more »