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VCE English Issues: Resources

Resources for VCE English orals

Comment and opinion

Opinion pieces provide a personal view, using emotive language and sometimes cliches. Morals and values are often referred to while Commentary articles provide explanations of an issue with varying perspectives and offer alternative views and insights.

Search strategies

Search strategies

Remember to enclose a phrase in inverted commas

  • 'comment and debate'
  • letters (no need for inverted commas)
  • 'letters & emails'
  • 'letters to the editor'
  • 'and another thing'
  • 'opinion and analysis'

Search strategies

Remember to enclose a phrase in inverted commas

  • 'herald sun editorial'
  • 'your say'
  • '50/50'
  • 'text talk'
  • 'hot topic'

Public libraries

As a Library member, you can access over two million books, photos, artworks, documents, maps, manuscripts and more when you visit State Library Victoria. Members can also log in to thousands of online databases, journals, magazines, ebooks and newspapers from around the world.

The Age news feed

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The Drum


Newspaper databases

Echo Issues Online

Echo provides a comprehensive investigation into issues in the news and links to articles. Not all issues are investigated but search this database for ideas.


NewsBank contains full text articles from The Age, the Australia, the Herald Sun and the local Leader newspapers. Search for opinion articles, editorials, letters to the editor back to 2000. 

Usernames and Passwords are available at this link

Ask the Learning Commons staff for the password to this link.

Online news

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