Finding curriculum resources

Searching for curriculum resources in our collection

Use the Library catalogue to enter keywords on your topic in the Advanced Search form.

Example 1

  • First search line: friend* AND
  • Second search line: “juvenile literature” OR “juvenile fiction”
  • You can filter by material type, date range, etc.
  • To find physical items, you can also filter by Location: Fisher and/or Location: Curriculum general. The call number in the record tells you where to find the item in the Fisher or Curriculum collections. In addition, materials in the Curriculum collection have a special sticker on their spine to identify them from the rest of the Fisher collection.

Example 2

Instead of using by Any Field search by Subject Headings. Useful subject headings in our collection include

  • Children's Stories
  • Readers (Primary)
  • Picture books for children
  • Young adult fiction
  • Juvenile fiction
  • Children's literature -- Australia
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Teenagers -- books and reading

Then apply material type or location limits as in example 1. 

Example 3

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander materials in the Curriculum collection are interfiled 

Alternative sources for curriculum resources  

  • Resources for professional placements such as Scootle and MERLOT
  • Professional Associations: such as the Australian Curriculum Studies Association or NSW Teachers Federation
  • Research and Advocacy Organisations: for example the Australian Council for Educational Research has a searchable Database of Research on International Education.
  • Government Departments and Agencies such as the NSW Department of Education or Education Services Australia.
  • International Organisations: for example UNESCO provides global and regional leadership in education.
  • Research Databases: Academic databases such as ERIC, A+ Education, Education Source, and VOCED. See also Story Box Library for literacy skills development in children. And see PsychINFO and MedLine for psychology and health related resources for education respectively.
  • Education Journals and Publications: Many journals focus exclusively on education issues and publish research and analysis. Access these through the Library catalogue or online databases.
  • Media and News Services: Factiva, ProQuest NewStream (current news coverage), TVNews via Informit (news, current affairs programs, selected documentaries).