Reference services for students

The Reference area and collection, located on the lower ground floor at the City’s Joondalup library, provides a quiet study and research environment with free Wi-Fi, a variety of seating, Internet access and two small-group study rooms.

Resources for students

The Reference collection includes a comprehensive set of ATAR exam papers and revision guides, an up-to-date book collection and access to a wide variety of online resources to assist with your assignments, revision and study during the year.

Subject guides

Subject guides to the Reference collection’s resources are now available for download. Just select the subject area of interest below:

ATAR course revision and exam preparation

The Reference collection includes a range of course revision and exam-revision resources for the following ATAR subjects:

  • Maths (Specialist, Methods and Applications)
  • English and English Literature
  • Drama
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • Modern History
  • Politics and Law
  • Psychology
  • Geography

These resources may be consulted in the Reference section of the City of Joondalup Library – Joondalup.

Book collection

The book collection includes resources relevant to each of the above subjects, as well as Ancient History, Business Management and Enterprise, Children, Family and the Community, Earth and Environmental Science, Food Science, Health Studies, Marine and Maritime Studies, Materials Design and Technology, Media Production and Analysis, Philosophy and Ethics, Religion and Life and Visual Arts. The majority of the Reference collection is available for seven-day loan.

Online resources

Access to online resources is available through the All Online Resources link on the Library Catalogue using your library membership. If you’re not a Library member, you can join online and immediately gain access to all online resources.

The online resources include ProQuest, a multi-disciplinary, international database containing information in the sciences, technology, humanities, arts and health; and Informit, a set of Australian databases in the humanities, social sciences and arts. There are also subject-based links to selected Internet resources available.

Exam supervision

Exam supervision (not invigilation) is also available. Applications should be made to the Reference Library at least two weeks prior to the date of the exam.