Navigate Up
Sign In

 Library & Curriculum Resources

Welcome to the Aquinas College Library

Reading Links  |  Research Links  |  Assignment Internet Links

 
Library Mission Statement
Aquinas College Library Resource Centre values learning as a lifelong experience by:
  • Promoting resource-based inquiry learning;
  • Promoting literacy through reading, viewing and listening for enjoyment;
  • Supporting the curriculum through centralised services and specialised support;
  • Providing access to information from a wide range of mediums;
  • Managing the college's information services.
Some of the other key features of the Resource Centre include:
  • Extended opening hours (7:30 am - 4 pm);
  • Specialised homework and research help;
  • Online databases and research guides available for research;
  • Wireless network and laptops available for student use;
  • Excellent ICT, audio-visual and photocopying facilities
Online Catalogue
​If you are viewing this page from a computer on the Aquinas College campus, please click HERE to access the Online Public Access Catalogue.
 

Library Policies
Please click HERE to access the latest Library Policies.

 
Library Contacts
Call on 07 5510 2873 (Fax: 07 5510 2855)
Library is open 7.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday during term time.
Marj Osbourne
(Teacher Librarian)
Susan Pulford
(Library Assistant)
Library Volunteers
Mary Guinea, Pauline
Owens & Lucele March

 

back to top.png

 "Aquinas Reads..."
aqreads.jpg

http://marjk.edublogs.org/
 

New Books

If you are viewing this page from a computer on the Aquinas College campus, click HERE to view new resources entered into the Online Library Catalogue - Oliver : New Books.

Read book reviews HERE at the Aquinas Reads Book Blog.

  back to top.png

Readers Cup
Readers Cup 2015Final.jpgReaders Cup 2015_2.JPG
 
2015 Aquinas Readers’ Cup Team: Alana Allsopp, William Browning, Christopher Ong, Kate Park, Daniel Poulis

 

 Readers Cup.jpg

2014 Aquinas Readers’ Cup Team: Joshua Ong, Tiana Albarracin, Milly Doherty, Callum Box
 
Readers Cup_2013.jpg
2013 Aquinas Readers’ Cup Team: Nicole Ashley, Thomas Jackson, Millie Jones, Maddi Phillips, Erin Trinca
 
Aquinas Readers Cup team 2012.jpg
2012 Aquinas Readers’ Cup Team: Matthew Ball, Holly Cook, Emily Cooper, Olivia Silva, Ruby Young
back to top.png
 
Literature Circles
Year 8 Literature Circles Books
Abrahams. Down the rabbit hole 
Avi. Crispin and the cross of steel 
Babbitt. Tuck everlasting 
Bacigalupi. Ship Breaker (advanced boys) 
Bancks. Mac Slater cool hunter #1: The rules of cool 
Bancks. Two wolves 
Bauer. Just a Dog 
Blackman. Pig-heart boy   
Bongers. Henry Hoey Hobson 
Booth. POW 
Boyne. The boy in the striped pyjamas  x 2 sets 
Brewer. The chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites  
Burke. Starfish sisters 
Dessen. Last chance 
Ellis. Parvana 
Falkner. The Flea Thing 
Fisher. Incarceron (better readers) 
Flanagan. The Outcasts 
Flynn. Alex Jackson Grommet 
French. Hitler’s daughter 
French. Missing you, love Sara 
Funke. Inkheart 
Fussell. Samurai Kids – White Crane 
Geda. In the sea there are crocodiles 
Gleitzman. Extra time 
Gleitzman. Loyal creatures 
Gleitzman. Once 
Gleitzman. Two weeks with the Queen 
Glover. The girl who knew (4 copies?) 
Gourlay. Tall story 
Grindley. Spilled water 
Harland. Worldshaker 
Harlen. Cockroach War     
Harris. Devil’s Island 
Harris. Fortress 
Harris. Firebug 
Herrick. Bleakboy and Hunter stand out in the rain 
Hooper. Megan 
Horowitz. Point Blanc 
Horowitz. Stormbreaker 
Hunter. Mosquito advertising: The Parfizz Pitch  
Jonsberg. My Life as an Alphabet 
Jonsberg. Pandora Jones: Admission 
Kazerooni. On two feet and wings 955.05 KAZ  
Kazerooni. The boy with two lives 
Kearney. Family Secrets 
Kelly. Chained 
Kirby. Icefall 
Korman. Chasing the Falconers   
Laird. The fastest boy in the world 
Landy. Skulduggery Pleasant 
Lord. January 
Lore. I am Number Four 
McGahan. The Coming of the Whirlpool 
McNab. Boy soldier 
Mah. 305.48 Chinese Cinderella 
Marsden. Tomorrow when the war began  
Martin. The Ice dragon 
Mulligan. Trash 
Murray. The secret life of Maeve Lee Kwong  
Namioka. Ties that bind, ties that break    
Newsome. The billionaire’s curse 
Palacio. Wonder  
Patterson. Maximum Ride 1 (manga) 
Paulsen. White fox 
Paver. Wolf Brother  
Phommavanh. Thai-riffic! 
Pyers. Jack Brown and the labyrinth of the bats
Riordan. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief   
Rodda. The forests of silence. (DQ1) 
Rodda. Rowan of Rin 
Russell. Brind and the dogs of war 
Russon. The Indigo Girls  
Ryan. Rat-catcher 
Ryan. Survival 
Selznick. The Invention of Hugo Cabret 
Selznick. Wonderstruck  
Sloan. Counting by 7s 
Smith. Peak  
Stead. First light 
Stead. Liar & Spy 
Stead. When you reach me  
Tanner. Ice breaker 
Tolkien. The Hobbit (graphic novel) 
Westerfeld. Midnighters 
Wilkinson. Dragonkeeper 
Wood. Six impossible things 
Zail. The Wrong Boy

 back to top.png

Year 9 Literature Circles Books
Abdel-Fattah. Does my head look big in this (2 copies)
Abrahams. Down the rabbit hole
Anonymous. Go ask Alice x 2 sets 362.29
Avi. Crispin, the cross of lead
Bacigalupi. Ship breaker
Bailey. Shift
Bancks. Mac Slater: Cool Hunter
Bancks. Two wolves
Bauer. Don’t call me Ishmael (text)
Boyne. The boy in the striped pyjamas  x 2 sets
Brewer. The chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade bites 
Burke. Starfish sisters
Card. Ender’s Game
Carey. The girl with all the gifts
Christopher. Stolen (2 copies)
Clark. Back on track
Cole. Thieves like us 
Collins. The hunger games (text)
Cowley. Hunter (text)
Crist-Evans. Amaryllis
Dessen. Last chance
Dowd. The London Eye Mystery
Dowd. Solace of the Road
Downham. Before I die
Downham. You against me
Ellis. Diego Run (text)
Ellis. No safe place
Fisher. Incarceron
Fitzpatrick. Hush, hush
Flanagan. The Outcasts
Forman. If I stay
Geda. In the sea there are crocodiles
Gervay. Butterflies
Glass. Ruby Red
Gleitzman. Loyal creatures
Gourlay. Tall story
Green. Looking for Alaska
Green. The fault in our stars
Grindley. Spilled water    
Harland. World Shaker
Hautzig. Second Star to the Right
Hearn. Across the Nightingale Floor
Herrick. Bleakboy and Hunter stand out in the rain
Hooper. Megan
Horowitz. Eagle strike  
Horowitz. Point Blanc
Horowitz. Skeleton Key    
Horowitz. Storm breaker
Jonsberg. My Life as an Alphabet
Jonsberg. Pandora Jones: Admission
Jordan. The raging quiet
Keaney. Family secrets 
Kelly. Chained
Korman. Son of the mob
Laird. Paradise end
Landy. Skulduggery Pleasant
Lay. The wave rider
Lore. I am Number Four
Lowry. Gathering blue
Lu. Legend
Lu. The young elites
MacPhail. Roxy’s baby 
McGahan. The Coming of the Whirlpool
McNab & Rigby. Boy soldier  
Marchetta. Saving Francesca
Marsden. Tomorrow, when the war began
Masters. The drop    
Meyer. Twilight
Mulligan. Trash
Murray. The secret life of Maeve Lee Kwong
Naidoo. The other side of truth (text)
Nicholson. Wind singer
Oliver. Delirium
Palaccio. Wonder
Patterson. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
Paulsen. White fox
Paver. Wolf Brother
Pearson. The adoration of Jenna Fox
Prince. Raider’s tide
Reilly. Hell Island
Reilly. Ice Station
Riordan. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Roth. Divergent
Roth. Four
Russon. The Indigo Girls
Sloan. Counting by 7s
Smith. Peak
Sparks. A Walk to Remember 
Stead. First light   
Stiefvater. Shiver
Stiefvater. The Scorpio Races
Tolkien. The Hobbit (graphic novel)
Vrettos. Skin
Wakefield. All I Ever Wanted
Westerfeld. The secret hour
Wilkinson. A Pocketful of Eyes 
Wood. Six Impossible things
Yancey. The 5th Wave (2 copies) 
Yen Mah. Chinese Cinderella  305.48 MAH
Yousafzai. Malala: The girl who stood up for education… 371.822 YOU
Zail. The Wrong Boy
Zusak. Fighting Ruben Wolfe  
Zusak. When Dogs cry

 

 back to top.png

Author Visits

2015

 Ghostboy 2015.jpg
Ghostboy  (David Stravanger)
luca-lesson.jpg
Luca Lesson

2014 - A Week of Literature

Tim Baker.jpg

Tim Baker

David Lovegrove.jpg
David Lovegrove


Ghostboy  (David Stravanger)

Steph Bowe.jpg
Steph Bowe

Tristan Bancks.jpg

Tristan Bancks

2013

Richard Harland 1.jpgRichard Harland 2.jpg
Richard Harland

2012

Oliver at Surfers.jpgOliver Phommavanh visit.jpgOliver Phommavanh.jpg
Oliver Phommavanh

Paul Griffin visit 1.jpgPaul Griffin visit 2.jpg
Paul Griffin

back to top.png 
Reading Sites
Inside a Dog
Australian Authors and Illustrators http://www.cbca.org.au/authorwebsites.htm
​Author & Illustrator Sites http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/fiction/authors/index.htm
​Booktrust Children's Books (U.K.) http://www.booktrustchildrensbooks.org.uk/Home
​Teen Reads http://www.teenreads.com
 
Other Reading Programs
Click on the link HERE to access useful information about this subject.
 
back to top.png 
 
  
Gold Coast Library
Click on the link HERE to access the online Gold Coast Library System. 
 
Information Process
The purpose of this area is to enable you to transform information into new knowledge. Click HERE to access this area. 
 
Referencing & Bibliography
Click on the link HERE to access useful information about this subject.
 
Writing Scaffolds
Click on the link HERE to access useful information about this subject.
 
Web Page Evaluation
Click on the link HERE to access useful information about this subject.
 
Research Tips
Click on the link HERE to access useful information about this subject.
 
 Quizzes
 Click on the link Click on the link HERE to access useful information about this subject.
 
 back to top.png
 
Subjects
Copyright
English - Writing http://www.fictionfactor.com/articles.html
Hot topics http://www.libraries.vic.gov.au/cgi-bin/hot_topics.cgi
Lifestyle - How alcohol affects your concentration (Drink metre) http://www.dassa.sa.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/drinkmeter.swf
​Religion - Saints http://www.catholic.org/saints/
​Science - Encyclopedia of Australian Science (including scientists) http://www.eoas.info/home.html
 back to top.png
 
References
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Columbia Encyclopedia http://www.bartleby.com/65/
Country Reports

http://www.countryreports.org/

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

Dictionary (subject/foreign language) http://www.yourdictionary.com/
Encyclopedia.com http://www.encyclopedia.com/
Encyclopedia Britannica http://www.britannica.com/
​My Virtual Reference Desk http://www.refdesk.com/toc.html
​Today in History http://www.scopesys.com/today/
​White Pages http://www.whitepages.com.au
​Yellow Pages http://www.yellowpages.com.au/
 back to top.png
 
Magazines
APC Magazine
Australian Women's Weekly http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/
BRW : Business Review Weekly
Catholic Leader http://www.catholicleader.com.au/
Choice Magazine https://www.choice.com.au/
Cosmos Magazine http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/
The Economist http://www.economist.com/
Filmink http://www.filmink.com.au/home/
Good Taste Magazine http://www.taste.com.au/
Gourmet Traveller http://gourmettraveller.com.au/
​Hospitality Magazine http://www.hospitalitymagazine.com.au/
​Inside Film http://www.if.com.au/
​Inside Sport http://www.insidesport.com.au/is/index
​National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
​Nature http://www.nature.com/nature/index.html
​New Scientist https://www.newscientist.com/
​Scientific American http://www.sciam.com/
​Time Magazine http://www.time.com
​Travel Weekly http://www.travelweekly.com.au/
​Vogue Australia http://www.vogue.com.au/
 
 back to top.png
Television

Television Content

Movies & Reviews
 
Gold Coast Arts Centre Cinema
Greater Union/Birch, Carroll & Coyle Cinemas http://www.greaterunion.com.au/
Metro Magazine
Enhance TV http://www.enhancetv.com.au/
Internet Movie Database IMDB http://www.imdb.com/
Empire (cinema review magazine, UK) http://www.empireonline.com/
At the Movies (ABC) http://www.abc.net.au/atthemovies/
 back to top.png
 
Find it Fast (Ready Reference)
 
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Calendar http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/index.html?year=2007&country=29
Countries of the World
Encyclopaedia http://www.encyclopedia.com/
Exchange Rates/Unit Converter http://www.x-rates.com/
Flags of the World http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/
Gold Coast http://www.goldcoast.com.au/
​Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus http://www.askoxford.com/
​Public transport timetables http://translink.com.au
​Quotations http://www.bartleby.com/quotations/
​Stock Market - ASX http://www.asx.com.au/
​Time and Date http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
​Train Timetable http://www.qr.com.au/
Weather http://au.weather.yahoo.com/ASXX/ASXX0047/index_c.html
​World Maps http://www.atlapedia.com/
​World News http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/
 
 back to top.png