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Research and Historical Skills

You can access a variety of subscription databases from the ATC library.

World History in Context

You can access a variety of other useful databases from the State Library of Queensland.

[You need to join for free to gain access]

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Use databases to find reliable and authentic information.

Access BRITANNICA ONLINE for articles, images, videos and interactives.


This resource provices an interactive timeline of events which have shaped Australian history.

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Trove is an Australian database which you can search for online content. You can find primary sources including images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives. You can find instructions for using TROVE here.



Excerpt from “Hitler’s Order of the Day to the German Troops on the Eastern Front”

Hitler, A. (2000). Hitler, Adolf. In B. C. Bigelow, G. Feldman, C. Slovey, & K. K. Howes (Eds.), World War II Reference Library (Vol. 4, pp. 31-41). Detroit, MI: UXL. Retrieved from

Barbarossa June 1941: Who Attacked Whom?

Erickson, J. (2001, July). BARBAROSSA JUNE 1941: WHO ATTACKED WHOM? History Today, 51(7), 11. Retrieved from

WWII: The Battle of Britain | Memories of 'Britain's finest hour'

Battle of Britain 1940

A collection of memoirs solicited by the BBC and made available to the public.

Battle of Britain Historical Society

This organization preserves memories of the Battle of Britain and has links to many primary sources.

British War Blue Book

Primary source documents from 1939 showing the build up to hostilities between Britain and Germany.

The London Blitz, 1940

Eyewitness accounts of life in London and elsewhere during the German bombardment.

WWII Documents

A collection from Yale University's Avalon Project.

Did Radar Win the Battle of Britain

Cumming, A. J. (2007). Did radar win the Battle of Britain? The Historian, 69(4), 688+. Retrieved from

APA style


Cite this for me - easy to use online citation tool

You can also add this app to your Chrome toolbar for quick reference!

Bibme - an online citation tool

Don't forget to choose the APA style!

ATC students use the APA citation style (6th edition) to reference their sources.

Image Attribution

Quoting Sources

CiteWrite - use this tool from QUT to create your citations

How to Paraphrase

World War Two: Causes, Course, and Consequences

Background Reading

World War II Timeline. (2018). In Gale World History in Context. Detroit, MI: Gale. Retrieved from


Clickview World War II Folder