Welcome to the Charles Sturt University HSC Library Resource Guide for Senior Secondary Students.
This guide will offer you resources, information and advice, that will help you during preparation for your HSC. It may assist both students and teachers but please note that it is not intended to replace advice from your school.
- links to past exams and study guides
- free online resources for each year 12 subject or stream
- free multidisciplinary resources.
What CSU has to offer
If you live near one of our campuses, you're welcome to visit and study in our libraries during opening hours. Campus maps are available online. Library opening hours and information about access is available on the Library homepage.
Find out whether your school has a reciprocal arrangement with Charles Sturt University Libraries. These arrangements let you join the library, borrow resources, and access some of the Library databases.
Make the most of your libraries
The State Library of NSW also has HSC programs and eResources. You could also check for HSC study programs at your local library.
Using Primo to find Open Access material
Open access (OA) refers to freely available, digital, online information. OA scholarly literature is free of charge and often has less restrictive copyright and licensing barriers than traditionally published works.
You can use our Library catalogue Primo Search to find OA eBooks, articles, journals and more. Primo can also help you manage your research. Once you've searched in Primo, limit your search results to 'Open Access' to see freely available material.
Think about the Future
Starting to think about life after school? Future Moves is a program that helps young people from regional and rural areas get to university. Their website is a great resource if you have questions about uni life and costs, or would like practical ideas about different pathways to university.
Charles Sturt University's School Leaver website can also help you decide what to do when the HSC is finally over!
Free online resources
Try searching in these free Open Access online databases and websites for journal articles, books, statistics, reports and more: