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Welcome to the TAS Home page in LibraryHQ.

On this page, you will find general resources for TAS including our library books and magazines, our research databases, useful websites, news and images.
From this page you can go to topic pages under each Year tab. On these pages, you will find information catering specifically to the class topic and/or assignment.


Research Databases

 Start your research with these databases. They are accessed via JNet so if you are outside school, you will need to login.


ANZ Reference Centre

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Links Plus
Newspaper Source Plus 
Oxford Reference Online  
 World Book

Design and Technology News

HSC Showcases

  • designTECH
    Innovative young designers from the 2013 Higher School Certificate Design and Technology course will exhibit their works in the annual designTECH exhibition.
  • InTech
    InTech is an exhibition of outstanding Major Projects from Higher School Certificate Industrial Technology students.

Useful Websites for Design and Technology

Websites - Housing

  • Grand Designs (TV show)
    Popular British television series hosted by Kevin McCloud following the planning, design and construction of unusual housing projects.
  • Grand Designs Live (Home expo)
    Based on the television programme, this is the UK's leading contemporary home show with over 500 exhibitors, across six different sections, covering interiors, gardens, home improvement, self-build, renovations, technology and shopping.
  • Houzz
    Houzz is the leading online platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish - online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world.
  • Huf Haus
    Huf Haus is a German company that manufactures energy-efficient, prefabricated houses.
  • The evolution of the Australian family home
    TV program online about the changing architectural style of the Australian family home from World War 2 to the present day.

New Resources

Cover Art
The spotter's guide to urban engineering. - Claire Barratt & Ian Whitelaw
Call Number: 624 BAR
ISBN: 9781742233109
Publication Date: 2011

Cover Art
Welding - Don Geary; Rex Miller
Call Number: 671.5 GEA
ISBN: 9780071763875
Publication Date: 2011

Cover Art
50 Designers You Should Know - Claudia Hellmann; Nina Kozel; Hajo Dutching
Call Number: 745.2 FIF
ISBN: 9783791347202
Publication Date: 2012

Cover Art
Sustainable House - Michael Mobbs
Call Number: 696 MOB
ISBN: 9781920705527
Publication Date: 2010


Library Resources

The non-fiction collection of the library is arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification. Books related to Design and Technology will be found in the following areas:

600 Technology
620 Engineering and allied operations
630 Agriculture and related technologies
670 Manufacturing
680 Manufacture for specific uses
690 Buildings
710 Civic and landscape art
720 Architecture
730 Plastic arts; sculpture

Textiles, glass, furniture, interiors,
graphic art

Magazines and Newspapers
Australian MacWorld
Australia Wood Review
Australian woodworker
DQ (Design Quarterly) - held by TAS Dept
Sydney Morning Herald (including Tuesday - Domain liftout for housing, Weekend edition- Spectrum section)

ClickView Player has several programmes for Design and Technology




Technology Magazines

Australian Wood Review is a leading magazine for woodworkers and includes:

  • step-by-step projects
  • unbiased tool reviews
  • woodworker profiles
  • special features
  • techniques
  • learn about timbers
  • woodworking competitions

Australian Woodsmith as a magazine that is produced for woodworkers by woodworkers. Our publication comes packed with all the tips and tricks from experts with years of experience, and includes templates, plans and projects.

WIRED is the first word on how ideas and innovation are changing the world. Each month in the magazine and every day online, our editors deliver a glimpse into the future of business, culture, innovation, and science.


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