Topic outline

  • Welcome

    Welcome to Research Help for High School, a collection of research materials collated and maintained by the University of Southern Queensland Library. Please click on the headings to find a list of resources in your subject area.

    • Research skillsTopic

      Create a winning search strategy: Finding the right information for your assignment requires you to understand your topic to identify, locate and evaluate appropriate resources. Developing an effective search strategy (choosing relevant search terms) will save you time, ensure you find the best information available, and also help you avoid overlooking relevant information.

      Find Open Access (free) images, music, and other resources: Multimedia can be used to support or illustrate your presentations. This list of open access search tools and collections can help you find great resources and comply with copyright regulations.

      Evaluate your resources:  Determine whether the information you found is suitable for your assignment.

      • Academic SkillsTopic

        In this Academic Skills section there is a collection of resources developed and maintained by the University of Southern Queensland Library. These include self paced interactive modules containing videos and quizzes and downloadable and printable pdfs. These materials can assist with developing your writing, reading and exam preparation skills for high school.

      • BiologyTopic

        Quality online, open access (or free to Queensland residents) sources for Senior High School Biology

        • PROQUEST Central Databases of scholarly journals  You will need to join the State Library of Queensland to access this database (this is free, easy and all online)
        • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAG) A community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals
        • PLOS Biology publishes open access journals in Biology
        • PubMed Central a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature published by  the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine

        Mathematics help for biology

        • MathBench introduces students to the mathematical underpinnings of what they learn in introductory biology courses.
        • ChemistryTopic

          Quality online, open access (or free to Queensland residents) sources for Senior High School Chemistry

          • Earth & Environmental SciencesTopic

            Quality online, open access (or free to Queensland residents) sources for Senior Earth & Environmental Sciences

            • Atlas of Living Australia - Australian biodiversity data. Look up facts about species in your area. Help contribute to biodiversity science by uploading your own observations, create a community biodiversity project or help transcribe museum records and images
            • Bureau of Meteorology: Climate data online - Daily/monthly weather statistics, historical weather observations for rainfall and temperature
            • Climate Council - Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. Providing authoritative, expert advice from climate scientists, energy, health and policy experts
            • Elsevier Open Access - Free open access academic journals from Science Direct covering business, humanities, science, engineering and health
            • SpringerOpen - Free open access academic journals covering research in science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences

            • Legal StudiesTopic

              Quality online, open access (or free to Queensland residents) sources for Senior Legal Studies


              • MathematicsTopic

                Quality online, open access (or free to Queensland residents) sources for Senior High School Mathematics

                 

                • PhysicsTopic

                  Quality online, open access (or free to Queensland residents) sources for Senior High School 
                  Physics

                  • PROQUEST Central: Databases of scholarly journals. You will need to join the State Library of Queensland to access this database (this is free, easy and all online)
                  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAG) A community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals
                  • Elsevier Open Access - Free open access academic journals from Science Direct covering business, humanities, science, engineering and health
                  • KHAN Academy Khan Academy’s library of practice and lessons includes Physics. You do need to join (free) to access the resources
                  • PLOS ONE publishes research in Physics and many other areas
                  • SpringerOpen - Free open access academic journals covering research in science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences
                  • PsychologyTopic

                    Quality online, open access (or free to Queensland residents) sources for Senior High School Psychology

                    • PROQUEST Central and JSTOR: Databases of scholarly journals. You will need to join the State Library of Queensland to access this database (this is free, easy and all online)
                    • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
                    • PsychOpen publishes a wide range of psychology journals. All journals conduct strict peer review and adhere to the highest scientific standards. All content is free of charge to readers.
                    • PLOS ONE publishes research in psychology.

                    • Ancient HistoryTopic

                      Quality online, open access (or free to Queensland residents) sources for Senior High School Ancient History

                      • Modern HistoryTopic

                        Quality online, open access (or free to Queensland residents) sources for Senior High School Modern History