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Resources for secondary teachers

MIRROR: New views on photography education kit

Norman Ikin, Ballet dancers c.1950-54, photographic print (gelatin silver), State Library Victoria (H2006.1/4)

This kit invites young people from across the state to access and respond creatively to the Library’s photography collection.

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Professional learning: How to teach Blak literature

As part of Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival, authors Bruce Pascoe and Thomas Mayor, educators Edie Wright, Lynette George and Carmel Byrne discuss how to teach Blak literature.

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Research guide: VCE Ancient history - units 3 & 4

American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept. 

Developed by our librarians, this guide highlights resources to support the study of Roman, Egyptian and Greek ancient history.

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Research guides

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These research guides, created by our expert librarians, provide information and resources to help with our most common research tasks and questions.

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Research guide: VCE Australian history - units 3 & 4

Australian and New Zealand nurses in Crete during World War II.

Developed by our librarians, this guide highlights resources to support the study of Australian History at VCE level. 

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Get to know the collection: Free online programs

Take part in free online programs with our expert librarians exploring our extensive online and onsite collections.

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Research guide: VCE Global politics units - Unites 3 & 4 - Global actors & challenges

Developed by our librarians, this guide highlights resources to support the study of global politics at VCE level.

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Resources for new and emerging writers

A long-haired, smiling woman in overalls holds up a sign saying 'A good idea'

Opportunities for further learning, places and platforms to publish your work, writing prizes and fellowships, and other avenues to help inspire the next generation of great writers.

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Research guide: VCE English & Literature guide - units 3 & 4

Female staff member at Reader's Adviser's desk.

Developed by our librarians, this guide highlights resources to support the study of English and Literature at VCE level.

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Video series: Advanced research skills for VCE students

The Library has 4.1 million collection items online that you can access from home. In this series of video tutorials we'll show you how to access our huge collection of online resources including full-text articles.

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Video series: Research essentials for secondary students

In this video series students explore how to find reliable and authoritative information online, and how to search beyond the top results in Google.

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State Library Victoria YouTube channel

Diary, MS 12994

Explore hundreds of videos including collection deep dives and program live streams.

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Independent publishing: Zine making resources

Discover resources and lesson ideas for English and creative writing.

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Online article databases

Access hundreds of online databases for free with Access membership.

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