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useful material for research in HUMS subjects

State Library of Victoria – Resources

If you are looking for journal articles or databases of online information the State Library of Victoria has a wealth of information which is available free if you register online for a library card. go to the SLV site, then go to Explore, Research Tools, and join the library  You can nominate to have a card sent to you and once your card arrives all of their digitised material is available for your use – ejournals, databases, maps, pictures, anthing you need to know about the history of Victoria…even digitised copies of the Football Record. Very useful for students of history, science, economics, health,humanities etc.



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The State Library of Victoria has a fabulous new site to assist secondary students with research skills, study skills and essay writing skills. It is a very practical guide which will assist with how to find the appropriate resources, write fabulous essays and prepare for exams. It also has access to a huge range of original documents and images that you can use in your essays and assignments.

Check out Ergo 

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Oetzi – the Ice Man

Students in Year 7 Hums/Science will be researching the discovery, in 1991,  of  a well-preserved human body high in the Austrian Alps. The body turned out to be 5300 years old, the oldest frozen mummy ever found. The body was taken to Austria where a team of scientists analysed the body to find out how old it was, and to try to determine the mystery of his death.

 The following sites will be useful as you research the work of scientists, especially their role in finding out more about Oetzi.

BBC UK – Death of the Iceman

Wikipedia – Otzi the Iceman

Mummy Tombs – Oetzi Iceman of the Alps

BBC News – Blood clues to Iceman’s death

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology: Oetzi

Ask Mr.Dig – Otzi

Nova Online – The Iceman’s last meal

News in Science – Prehistoric Iceman fought to his death

Crystalinks – Otzi the Iceman

Oetzi: 5000 year old murder case solved

Archaeo News – Iceman was wearing earliest snowshoes 

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