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To be determined
9.30 to 10.30am
11.30 to 12.30pm
Up to 30 learners
Meeting point

Online. Log-in will be sent to you.

Free, no bookings required
Supervision ratios
1:15 Years 8 to 12
About the presenter

Facilitated by an experienced Educator for school groups.

For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the Community Learning Team:
Phone: 8207 7239

SACE Research Skills
Designed for years 11-12

Students will learn how to access credible resources effectively including:

  • databases that provide newspaper, magazine and journal articles accessible for free from home with a State Library membership
  • collection of over 600,000 books
  • collection of over 250,000 pictorial resources
  • the most comprehensive South Australian published and archival collections
  • showcase of resources on our Digital Collections portal
  • maps and geodata
  • audio/visual collections
  • Library Guides.

Useful tools for enhanced researching:

What do the programs cost?

  • All State Library education programs are provided free of charge.
  • All equipment and materials costs are covered by the State Library.

What pre-visit information will we receive?

  • An email will be sent to the booking contact person to be distributed to all the attending teachers and adults. This will include all pre-visit information relevant to the booked program.
  • Early years and primary programs will also receive an email invitation for the children.

What happens on arrival?

  • Arrive prior to the start of the program, so that students can eat and access toilet facilities located on the ground floor behind the lift.
  • If the weather is inclement a shelter area is located on the eastern side of the building between the State Library and the Museum’s armoury building.
  • A staff member will meet your group in or near the main entrance (refer to your program booking).

What should we bring to an education program?

  • Medication may be carried by the adult supervisor in a backpack.
  • Please arrange name tags for early years and primary students.
  • Devices are provided by the State Library, but we encourage senior secondary students to BYO devices.
  • Students who wish to join the State Library and receive a library card need to do so before visiting the library and request the card to be mailed to them.
  • Students wishing to access photocopying services will need to bring money.
  • Storage is available to accommodate school bags or food/drink crates.

Do you have teacher tips for visiting the State Library for research?

  • Discuss research topics with your students and the types of resources that might be useful.
  • Students may wish to access a Library Guide relevant to research topics.
  • Involve the school librarian in your students' research projects.
  • Allocate sufficient time at the State Library for your research.
  • Some collection items are in storage but you can request an item to be retrieved from storage via the catalogue before your visit. Find out more about the retrieval service.
  • If you are intending to stay to use the resources after your program, you will need to book electronic database computers for your students to use.