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History: Passion Project


Use the box below to search the catalogue to find books available in the Christopher Brennan Library. 


The Christopher Brennan Library subscribes to a range of databases that will help you with your studies of History. 

Please ask your friendly librarian for the World Book Online login details.



​Questia School is an online library and research tool with thousands of eBooks, academic journal articles, magazines, newspapers and encyclopedia entries. Ask your teacher or Librarian for the login details to Questia.

BBC History Magazine Search


Ducksters is a search engine useful for preliminary research or a source of basic information. This may be useful when narrowing down your topic or identifying search terms that can be used in the above databases. 

Books in the CBL

The Christopher Brennan Library has some excellent resources to help you in your study of your chosen area of history.

More specifically:

Ancient Egypt - 932

Ancient Greece - 938

Macchu Picchu - 951

World War I - 940.3

World War II - 940.53

Vietnam war - 959.7043

The Cold War - 909.825

Israel/Palestine relations - 956.04


Click on the logo to access our library's eBook collection.

Digital Toolbox


Search Carrot

Carrot2 is a cluster search engine which organizes your search results into topics. With an instant overview of what's available, you will quickly find what you're looking for.


This LibGuide has been setup to assist you with your Term 3 Passion Project. 

Useful Tips to Assist you in your Research

Notetaking Effectively

You will be accessing information from a range of sources in this project. It is really important you collate and maintain effective notes. Make sure you are keeping them in a safe place! 

Notetaking consists of three steps:

  1. Identification of keywords and related words in the researchable question;
  2. Skimming and scanning the info for these words;
  3. Extracting the relevant information. 

Remember don't copy and paste large chunks of text. Summarise and paraphrase instead!

Evaluating Websites

In the subject area of History there is a vast amount of information on the internet. Some of it is excellent and written by qualified authors however there are many, many sites that quote incorrect information and/or the information may be out of date. It is important that you have the skills to evaluate which websites are useful and worthy of being quoted from and which are not. Use these tips below to help you: 

  1. You should evaluate every web site you use for research or for personal information.
  2. Ask yourself the following questions about each site and try to use only those that have the best evidence of credibility, accuracy, reasonableness, and support.
For more detailed information on using the CARS checklist, see:

Google Search Tips

In the Christopher Brennan Library we have more than enough information to help you with your assignment - books; databases; journals and videos. However, if you need to use Google to search for extra information read these tips below to guide you. You don't want to be wasting time searching all over the internet! 

Videos - Online Research Skills and How to Avoid Plagiarism

Useful Weblinks to Picture and Visual Image websites

Useful Weblinks to General History websites

Oxford Referencing Guide