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Year 10: Term 2: Hitler and Nazi Germany

Essay Planning Mind Map

QUT C.R.A.A.P. Test for Evaluating Websites

Check the quality of your websites using these criteria (adapted from QUT Library):

Currency: Timeliness of the information

  • When was the information published, posted or last updated?
  • Is the information current for your topic and field of study? How recent does it have to be? Can older sources work just as well?
Relevance: Importance of the information for your needs
  • Is the information appropriate for a senior secondary course?
  • Is this an adequately in-depth examination or a quick summary of the topic?
  • Who's the intended audience? Is it the general public, a student, a researcher or industry?
  • Is the level of information too basic or too advanced for your needs?

Authority: Source of the information

  • Is the author/authoring body (individual person, or institution, or organisation) established and reputable?
  • Are their qualifications, credentials, expertise, experience, educational background and previous work (if any) relevant and do they add credibility to the source?
  • Has the piece been published by a well-known and respected publisher or organisation?
  • Do references to other sources support the writing ie is a Bibliography or Reference List provided?

Accuracy: Reliability and correctness of the information

  • Where does the information come from, and is it supported by evidence?
  • Does it have a Reference List or Bibliography so you can easily find and verify the sources used?
  • Are there any spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?

Purpose: Reason the information exists

  • What is the purpose of the information? Why was it written?
  • Does the point of view appear objective, unbiased and impartial?
  • Is the viewpoint of the author's affiliation/ sponsors reflected in the message or content?
  • Does the author acknowledge alternative versions of the issues or facts?

Suggested websites with Primary Sources

ONESearch

The ENTIRE collection of resources provided by the BBC Library can now be searched on ONE single, powerful search platform, which retrieves print books, eBooks, database articles and websites. Click HERE for assistance.

Oliver Library Catalogue

Look here for books, eBooks, DVDs and websites.

Essay Writing Template

History Essay (From QUT Library)
In this type of essay, you are required to take a position on a topic, and present arguments which support your position.

  • Introduction
    • Background information on topic
    • Statement of your position on the topic (hypothesis or thesis)
    • Overview of arguments to be presented (structure)
  • Body paragraphs
    • paragraph 1
      • Topic sentence outlining first argument
      • Sentences giving explanations and providing evidence to support topic sentence
      • Concluding sentence – link to next paragraph
    • paragraph 2
      • Topic sentence outlining second argument
      • Sentences giving explanations and providing evidence to back topic sentence
      • Concluding sentence – link to next paragraph
    • Following body paragraphs
      • These follow the same structure for as many arguments as you wish to put forward in support of the topic.
  • Conclusion
    • Summary of the main points of the body
    • Restatement of the hypothesis

PEEL Method for Writing Your Essay

MyBib Referencing Generator

Manage your bibliography using "MyBib" - Referencing - LibGuides at  Melbourne High School

MyBib is an online referencing generator to help you with in text references and your List of References.

Sign up for an account so that it will store the references for your assignment. Add it to your bookmark bar to find it quickly.

Install the Chrome extension to make your referencing even faster.

Useful Databases

If you are off-campus, and are having difficulty logging in, please use the Database Passwords document previously emailed to you by your Head of Library.

Useful Ebooks from the Catalogue

We now have many ebooks on Nazi Germany. Specific ones include: The Treaty of Versailles, Auschwitz, The Dresden Bombing, Hitler Youth, Berlin Olympics, Josef Mengele, Operation Barbarossa and more.

To find them, go to the Oliver catalogue in the box on the left and type in your preferred search term. any ebooks will have the green 'ebook' icon  attached to them.