Facilitated by Karen
This digital visit aims to help students get the edge on research at the State Library. It provides an introduction to resources and how to access them including eResources, databases that provide newspaper and journal articles accessible free from home, our collection of over 600,000 books, hardcopy magazines and newspapers, the most comprehensive South Australian published and archival collections, maps and geodata, digital collections including SA Memory, audio/visual collections, pictorial resources, Library Guides developed to provide research assistance, and subject guides.
The learning experiences are aligned with the Australian Curriculum for schools, with a particular emphasis on Humanities and Social Sciences. Discovery of and engagement with State Library collections are key principles underpinning the programs.
Welcome to the State Library
The following welcome video has been created for year 7 to 12 school students. It provides an overview of the State Library of South Australia's history, collection items, storage facilities, digitisation programs, exhibitions, buildings, study spaces, our Librarians, becoming a member and much more.
A humorous video co-designed by secondary school students for their peers showing the importance of credible sources available at the State Library of SA to assist students with their Research Project.
Please assist us by completing the appropriate survey after you have attended our program.
Accessing eResources from the State Library of South Australia's website
What is the cost of a Digital Visit?
All State Library Digital Visits are provided free of charge.
Any additional tools and materials required for the session are outlined in the Information for Educator document in the Pre-visit Package on the website.
With most Digital Visits there are accompanying Digital Resources that are provided along with a Guide for deeper learning. Access Guides for each Digital Resource from the program page on the Library website.
What Pre-visit information will we receive?
A confirmation email will be sent from Eventbrite to the person that booked the Digital Visit.
This email will point to a Pre-visit Package that contains Information for the Educator and Information for Accompanying Adults on the Description tab for each program.
The booking contact person is required to distribute to all the attending educators and accompanying adults associated with the program.
A calendar meeting invitation will also be sent to the contact person and educators listed, closer to the date, with Pre-visit Package documents attached.
Where might I find further resources?
Visit the More to Explore tab on the website page of the program to find further resources and relevant links.
What technology is required for a digital visit?
The SA Government recommended online platform is Microsoft Teams. You will be emailed a link that enables your Digital Visit to be opened in the MS Teams DESKTOP app.
To ensure full functionality of this multimedia-rich session, we recommend that you download Microsoft Teams App to your device rather than relying on Teams via a web browser.
Participants will require internet access, a web camera, microphone and speakers.
Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) protocols will be highlighted with all participants at the start of the Digital Visit to ensure safety, access and participation is managed effectively.
Please email us prior to your Digital Visit if you have additional questions regarding ICT requirements.
How can I provide feedback?
We value your feedback and invite you to complete the short surveys attached to the Digital Visit you attend. This will enable us to further develop the programs.
What are some of the different types of information sources available? What makes a credible source and why? What credible sources of information could you use for your research?
Some tips on searching the catalogue for different types of information sources.