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Research - eResearch

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Multisearch

Multisearch searches across all EBSCO and selected other databases as well as the Library's catalogue. 

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Art

Oxford Art Online

Information on art, artists, styles, decorative arts and architecture.

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Biography

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Information on the lives of significant people in Australian history.

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Biography in Context

Biography in Context delivers over 600,000 biographical entries – on more than 528,000 individuals – spanning history and geography.

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Biographies of prominent men and women in Britain from Roman times to the present day.

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Building

National Construction Code

The National Construction Code is free, however users must register first.


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Standards Australia Online Public Library Service

Provides access to over 6,800 national Australian standards.

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Business

Business Source Premier

A business database for full text business publications which includes more than 2,200 journals, company proiles, industry and market research reports and SWOT analyses.

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Careers

MyCareerMatch

MyCareerMatch is an online career and resume resource available to library patrons 24/7 accessed from home or library. Log in is required by entering your library membership barcode number.

Computers

TheComputerSchool

theComputerSchool has in excess of 6,000 easy to use online tutorials, fully collated and categorised.

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Encyclopedias and reference books

Britannica Image Quest

A database of pictures for students with nearly three million images on a huge range of subjects.

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EBSCO ebooks

This collection covers a large range of subjects and topics.

 

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Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia Britannica Online Library Edition contains content for adults, students and children. There are journal and magazine articles, editor chosen and approved websites, a world atlas and country comparisons.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

GVRL is a collection of digital reference ebooks covering a wide range of subjects including business, environment, history, medicine, science and much more. 

Infobase eBooks

A collection of digital reference books on including history, science and technology, mathematics, health, biographies and much more.

Oxford Reference

A collection of reference encylopedias and ebooks. To access click on Login with your Library Card and then add the letters LC in front of your card number. When you have logged in click on Show Titled in my Subscription to see the Library’s collection of ebooks from Oxford.

Salem Press eBooks

A collection of reference ebooks on literature, history, science and health. Available in the Library only.

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World Book Online

Access to the full encyclopedia as well as World Book Online for Kids.

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Environment and Geography

GreenFILE

Human impact on the environment, global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

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World Geography and Culture Online

Information on people, places and geographical concepts with the ability to compare countries.

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Fashion

Berg Fashion Library

The Berg Fashion Library offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of online information on all aspects of fashion and dress.

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Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry enables users to explore their family’s history using local and international records including convict and free settler lists, passenger lists, australian and New Zealand electoral rolls and milityary records. There are English, Welsh and Scottish records.

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Health

Consumer Health Complete

A comprehensive resource which covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

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Druginfo@yourlibrary

Up to date, reliable information about alcohol and drugs.

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Salem Press eBooks

A collection of reference ebooks on literature, history, science and health. Available in the Library only.

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History and Politics

Ancient and Medieval History Online

This database focuses on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, The Americas, Asia and the Islamic Empire from prehistory through the 1500s.

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Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre

Contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).

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Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney aims to gather resources on every aspect of human habitation in the greater Sydney area from the first arrival of people to the present.

History Reference Center

A comprehensive database which includes reference books, journals and primary source documents.

 

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Modern World History Online

Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history – from the mid-15th century to the present.

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Salem Press eBooks

A collection of reference ebooks on literature, history, science and health. Available in the Library only.

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World Geography and Culture Online

Information on people, places and geographical concepts with the ability to compare countries.

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World Religions

A comprehensive guide to the religions and spiritual traditions of the world.

Hobbies

Hobbies and Craft Resource Centre

This database offers detailed ‘how-to’ instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of hobby enthusiasts.

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Language and Literature

AMES

Online English language courses from beginners to advanced.

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Blooms Literature

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Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters and influential movements and events in world literature.

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Books & Authors

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Readers can dig deeper into a book's themes and origins, or learn how the author's life and times contributed to the work.

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Clarity English

Active Reading

Helps improve your reading in an effective and systematic way. Includes videos, audio, text and stimulating activities.

Business Writing

Takes an interactive approach to helping course participants produce effective emails, letters, SMS and reports. Ideal for Schools, Colleges, Universities and Adult Education Centres preparing their students for the workplace.

Clear Pronunciation 1 (sounds)

Helps learners recognise and pronounce 43 English phonemes: vowels, consonants and dipthongs.

Clear Pronunciation 2 (speech) 

Students learn to put the sounds of English together in natural speech.

Road to IELTS Academic

The Academic module is for those who want to study or train in an English speaking University or Higher and Further Education.

Road to IELTS General Training

The General Training module focuses on general survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.

Tense Buster 6 week course

Helps learners improve their understanding of key grammar areas from entry level to phrasal verbs at advanced level.

Tense Buster Access to Full Version

Helps learners improve their understanding of key grammar areas from entry level to phrasal verbs at advanced level.

 

 

 

Good Reading

Includes thousands of book reviews and Australian and International articles, author profiles, short stories, book trivia and more.

Literary Reference Center Plus

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This comprehensive, full-text database provides information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

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Magpies Magazine - The Source

A subject guide to children's literature, poetry and short stories from around the world. With an emphasis on Australian books.

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Novelist Plus

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Novelist Plus offers information on fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages, read-alikes for every title, author, series, thematic book lists and articles.

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Salem Press eBooks

A collection of reference ebooks on literature, history, science and health. Available in the Library only.

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Transparent Language Online

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Transparent Language Online is a language learning database with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing, and vocabulary building lessons for more than 100 languages, including 23 ESL courses.

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Who Else Writes Like?

A readers' guide to fiction authors 

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Who Next...?

A guide to children's authors.

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Law

Australian Law Dictionary

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Legal Answers

Find Legal Answers is a free legal information service for the community in New South Wales.

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Magazine/Journal/Newspaper articles

Academic Search Premier and MasterFile Complete

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This resource provides access to thousands of full-text journals, magazines, and other resources.

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Australia and New Zealand Newsstream

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ANZ Newsstream combines key national titles from Fairfax, News Ltd and the ABC, with leading regional and local newspapers.

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Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

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 Australasian magazines and international newspapers, newswires and reference books. Includes photos, maps, flags and more

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Australian Public Affairs Full Text (APAFT)

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Informit Australian Public Affairs - Full Text is an online collection of articles from more than 500 Australian journals.

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Gale News Vault

Cross-search all your Gale newspaper archives using a single interface.

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17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

British Library Newspapers, Part I: 1800-1900

British Library Newspapers, Part II: 1800-1900

British Library Newspapers, Part III: 1741-1950

British Library Newspapers, Part IV: 1732-1950

British Library Newspapers, Part V: 1746-1950

Daily Mail Historical Archive

Independent Digital Archive, 1986-2012

Sunday Times Digital Archive

Times Digital Archive


Library PressDisplay

Library PressDisplay by PressReader provides full digital replicas of current-edition newspapers and magazines .  You can access over 4000 newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages. The full text of each newspaper is displayed in colour, including photos, classifieds etc. Liverpool Leader is included among the newspapers.

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Proquest Research Library

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Covers subjects such as art, business, children, education, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social science, women's interests and more.

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Sydney Morning Herald Archives

Covers every edition of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun Herald between 1955-1995.

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Sydney Morning Herald Library Edition

An identical replica of the Sydney Morning Herald printed edition from 2006 onward only available in the Library.

Science and Technology

HSC Study Lab

HSC Study Lab delivers content for Preliminary and HSC biology, chemistry and physics using videos, simulations, animations, and interactive activities to explain concepts. 

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Salem Press eBooks

A collection of reference ebooks on literature, history, science and health. Available in the Library only.

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Science In Context

Science in Context features authoritative information and detailed coverage of science subjects from Earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history.

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Science Reference Center

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

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