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Academic Curriculum

From Head of Library, Mr William Roberts

Reliable Information – At School and At Home

Staff and students have access to excellent information via the PowerSchool Library Pages. Today I am highlighting the EBSCOHOST databases, which provide articles, books, magazines and many other reliable resources.

Databases are different to the open internet; only subscribed users can access them. We subscribe to provide access for our users.

Articles are great for students as they are concise, up-to-date and written by specialists who know their field. All articles accessed via EBSCO also offer the option for the article to be read out to the boys – a great tool to help with new words and to build confidence with reading. They can be sorted by reading level, which is a good way to further develop confidence in students as they can filter results to retrieve articles at their reading level.

You will find a series of tutorials on how to use these databases here: PowerSchool page. If you or your son have any questions, we can be reached at librarystaff@waverley.nsw.edu.au or in person.