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A-Z Digital Resources

View our full list of online resources, databases and digital media.  All resources are listed alphabetically. Access each resource with your Liverpool Library card.

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AMES World Wide English

Learn English with NSW AMES. Improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for everyday conversation.

Ancestry (Library Edition)

Explore your family’s history using local and international genealogical records including convict and free settler lists, passenger lists, Australian and New Zealand electoral rolls and military records.  
Access from
: Family History Centre or Liverpool City Library

Ancient and Medieval History (Infobase)

This database covers world history from Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome through to medieval Europe mid-1500's Africa, Asia and the Americas, including the Islamic Empire.

Australia and New Zealand: Gale OneFile (Gale)

Access magazine and newspaper news covering issues and events related to Australia and New Zealand.  The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun Herald, Daly Telegraph, Liverpool Leader and The Champion are available.

Australia and New Zealand Newsstream (Proquest)

Access leading Australian and New Zealand Newspapers. Included are The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Liverpool Leader, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun Herald, Landline, Foreign Correspondent to name a few.

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Biographical Database of Australia

A unique resource for historians and genealogists made up of profiles of deceased persons born in Australia, including Aboriginal people, and people who arrived as convicts or immigrants.  Access from: Family History Centre or Liverpool City Library

Biography: In Context (Gale)

Discover influential people across the world throughout history including present day notables. Search by name, occupation, nationality, date of birth or browse by topic. Filter your search by narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.

Bloom's Literature (Infobase)

Features videos of classic plays and films, hundreds of full-text classic works, guidance on how to write essays, full-text poems, and literary criticisms.  It also houses The Shakespeare Center covering a treasure trove of content in one convenient location on all things Shakespeare.

Books and Authors (Gale)

Gale's Books and Authors provides new ways to explore authors and books to help you choose what to read next.

BorrowBox (Bolinda)

Browse, borrow and download both eBooks and eAudiobooks from Australia's leading publisher Bolinda. Suitable for all Ages.

Britannica Library Encyclopedia

Britannica Library is an online encyclopedia designed to provide accurate information in an age-appropriate format - Kids, Teens and Adults

Britannica Image Quest

Britannica Image Quest provides access to more than two million images from the best collections in the world.

British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive contains millions of digitised newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection.
Access from: Family History Centre or Liverpool City Library

Business Insights (Gale)

Research global companies and industries with in-depth analysis through current news, statistical data, and comprehensive reports.

Busy Things

Fun educational games for kids. Suitable for Ages: 3-6.

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Choice and Choice Computer Magazine (Ebsco)

Choice and Choice Computer Magazines are available for library members to access online using Flipster by EBSCO.

Clarity English: Active Reading

Active Reading helps learners develop the whole range of reading skills: prediction, vocab strategies, inference, skimming, topic sentences and more. Learners work on a wide variety of text types, based around lively, stimulating topics.

Clarity English: Clear Pronunciation

Clear Pronunciation helps learners recognise and pronounce the 43 sounds of English through audio, video and interactive activities.

Clarity English: Practical Writing

Practical Writing helps learners understand how to use written English both for school and for personal reasons by learning how to structure a message, select the right vocabulary, and choose the appropriate style.

Clarity English: Road to IELTS Academic

Road to IELTS Academic is for learners who wish to undertake further studies or training in the English language at TAFE or at University level.

Clarity English: Road to IELTS General Training

Road to IELTS General Training focuses on general conversational skills in broad social and workplace contexts.

Clarity English: Tense Buster

Tense Buster helps learners improve their understanding of 33 key grammar areas at five levels.

Comics Plus - Full Collection

Unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga.  Suitable for ages 3-18+

Comics Plus - Children's Collection

Unlimited access  to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga. Suitable for ages 3-14

Communications and Mass Media: Gale OneFile (Gale)

Search millions of articles covering all aspects of communications, including advertising, public relations, and more.

Culinary Arts: Gale OneFile (Gale)

Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles.

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Diversity Studies: Gale OneFile (Gale)

Access a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.

Doodle English

Filled with thousands of interactive exercises covering comprehension, spelling, grammar, and punctuation, DoodleEnglish helps children to build key literacy skills and gain a genuine love of learning.  Suitable for Ages: 7-11

Doodle Spell

Rather than simply teach spelling, DoodleSpell helps children to understand the meaning behind words and how to use them in sentences, giving them a solid foundation to build on in school.  Suitable for Ages: 5-11

Doodle Maths

Filled with thousands of interactive exercises and games, DoodleMaths explores numerical reasoning and builds problem-solving skills, giving children core skills they can use in the classroom and beyond.  Suitable for Ages: 4-14

Doodle Tables

DoodleTables boosts each child’s confidence, ability and understanding through a range of interactive exercises and games.  Suitable for Ages: 4-14

Drug Info (State Library of NSW)

Find up-to-date information about alcohol and drugs in public libraries and online.  Drug Info is a joint initiative of NSW Health and the State Library of New South Wales.

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Era Books Online

Read and Listen with Bunji the Platypus. Books read aloud for young children to improve reading, comprehension, maths and science skills.  Era Books Online also links to storybooks in World language books (LOTE4Kids).  Suitable for Ages: 3-10

Educator's Reference Complete: Gale OneFile (Gale)

Gain insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy. Best for educators, administrators, and education students.

Environmental Studies: In Context (Gale)

Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content. Authoritative content in the areas of environment, sustainable energy, health and more.

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Family Search

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (the Mormons) provides a searchable index of records from the Genealogies Ancestral File and the International Genealogical Index.  Access from: Family History Centre or Liverpool City Library. Home access available for transcripts only.

Find My Past

Search millions of records for Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States & Canada. Find your past using family history records including census, birth, death and marriages records, parish records, migration and military records and more.  Access from: Family History Centre or Liverpool City Library

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Gale Ebooks (Gale)

This collection of digital books has topics including environment, history, medicine and social science.

Gardening and Horticulture: Gale OneFile (Gale)

Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.

The Genealogist

The Genealogist is a leading British Genealogy website featuring a collection of census transcripts and clever search tools. The site has a database of the Knights of England going back to 1127 and as well as civil registration indexes.   Access from: Family History Centre or Liverpool City Library

General OneFile (Gale)

Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

Global Issues: In Context (Gale)

Supports awareness and provides perspective on global issues, while tying together a wealth of authoritative content which helps learners to critically analyse and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

Good Reading Magazine (Good Reading)

On Good Reading's Hub for Book Lovers, find loads of book reviews, author profiles, short stories, book trivia, podcasts and more. It highlights Australian and New Zealand content. Click on the latest issue to read the digital version of the magazine. Issues go back to 2003.

Good Reading for Kids (Good Reading)

Good Reading for Kids (formally PK Magazine) is suitable for primary school students, covering book reviews, art, and more. Past issues can be found by clicking the three lines in the top right corner. Suitable for Ages: 5-11

Good Reading for Young Adults (Good Reading)

Good Reading for Young Adults (formally SpineOut) is suitable for high school students, covering book reviews, art, and more. No flipbook available for recent issues. Past issues go back to 2010.  Suitable for Ages: 11-19

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Haynes Manuals All Access (Haynes)

Haynes Manuals All Access is a library of manuals covering a vast range of car, motorcycle, marine, tractors and snowmobile repair manuals.  Access a vast majority of makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing procedures. Each manual includes step by step instruction with colour pictures, video tutorials and wiring diagrams.

Health and Wellness (Gale)

Full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works and multimedia. A consumer health resource, it provides authoritative information on health-related issues ranging from current diseases and disorders to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

Historical Newspapers: Australian Collection (Proquest)

The Historical Newspapers: Australian Collection provides access to Australia's two leading newspapers, allowing researchers to browse by date or search for historical events in news coverage of Australian history throughout the years. It covers:  The Age (1854-2000), The Sydney Herald (1831-1842, The Sydney Morning Herald (1842-2002).

Home Improvement: Gale OneFile (Gale)

Search home improvement topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.

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InfoBase Ebooks (InfoBase)

This collection of digital reference books has topics including: history, science and technology, mathematics, health and biographies.

Indyreads (State Library)

Indyreads™ provides access to the State Library of NSW's collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format.

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Legal Answers (State Library)

Access free legal information online for the community of NSW. This service is coordinated by staff of the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC).

Literature Resource Centre (Gale)

Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras. Search over 130,000 writers from all disciplines and time periods from around the world.

Literacy Planet (Literacy Planet)

Literacy Planet is the perfect tool to encourage the learning of essential English literacy skills through a motivational, curriculum aligned learning platform that is fun, compelling and addictive.  Suitable for Ages: 5-10

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning offers online courses in business, technology, and creative skills to help you achieve your goals, whether for fun or for school or work. Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts.

LOTE4Kids

LOTE4Kids allows children to enjoy the magic of storytelling with books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English) from the comfort of home.  Each book is provided with an English translation to help develop multilingual reading and listening skills to help kids learn languages. Read, Watch and Listen to a selection of books in world languages.  Suitable for Ages: 3-14

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Modern World History (Infobase)

Access world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

Muzzy (BBC)

Muzzy BBC is an interactive animated language learning program for children. It offers Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Korean and English.

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News: Gale OneFile (Gale)

Access major Australian and International Newspapers. Includes News Limited (Daily Telegraph, The Australian, Liverpool Leader) and Fairfax newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Sun-Herald).

National Geographic Virtual Library (Gale)

This collection provides historical and current information on culture, global events, nature, science, technology and the environment.  This comprehensive collection includes: National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888 - present, National Geographic: People, Animals and the World, National Geographic Kids.

National Geographic Kids (Gale)

National Geographic Kids magazine gets kids excited about their world around them.  Each issue is packed with fun features and facts about animals, science, technology and more.  It makes learning fun!   Suitable for Ages: 6-14

Nursing and Allied Health: Gale OneFile (Gale)

Research full-text titles cited in CINAHL and other resources to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management.

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Opposing Viewpoints: In Context (Gale)

Covers social issues of interest such as atheism,  stem cells, nuclear energy, capital punishment to immigration and equal rights.. This database supports informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.

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ParentTV (ParentTV)

Parents and caregivers can access free videos and courses to support the ever-changing needs of pregnancy, babies, kids and teens.

PressReader (PressReader)

Read newspapers and magazines from reputable journalists and sources from Australia and around the world. Enjoy news stories and articles from your favourite sources and discover new ones.

Good Reading For Kids (Good Reading)

Good Reading for Kids, (formally PK Magazine) is suitable for primary school students, covering book reviews, interviews with authors, art, poems, competitions and more. Past issues can be found by clicking the three lines in the top right corner. Suitable for Ages: 5-11

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Religion and Philosophy: Gale OneFile (Gale)

Research the impact of religion on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language.

Research Library (Proquest)

Provides access to thousands of full-text periodicals ranging from scholarly journals, professional and trade publications and magazines. Subjects include art, business, children, education, health, humanities, law, military, multicultural, psychology and  sciences.

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Salem Press EBooks

A collection of reference eBooks on literature, history, science and health. To access place the letter ‘L’ in front of your Library Card Number.

Science: Interactive (Gale)

Users can manipulate and explore 3D interactive models, allowing them to visualise and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science. Reference and periodical content provide additional context for further understanding.

Science in Context (Gale)

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. It merges authoritative Gale’s content and other continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, new articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. Accessible through a user-friendly portal.

The Source- Magpies Magazine (Available in the Library)

The Source is a subject guide to children’s fiction, poetry and short stories from around the world. Only available in the library.  Suitable for Ages: 5-14

Story Box Library (Story Box Library)

Watch and Listen to children's stories being read aloud by Australian and New Zealand storytellers.   Puzzles and activities available to complete and download at the end of the stories. Suitable for Ages: 3-12

Sydney Morning Herald Archives (SMedia)

digital, full text replica of the printed Sydney Morning Herald and Sun Herald newspapers. Browse and search articles, photos and advertisements from 1955 - 1995.

Sydney Morning Herald Library Edition (SMedia)

A digital, full text replica of the printed Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.  Browse and search articles, photos and advertisements from January 2006 - today.  The Sun Herald is available from February 2011 - today.

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Transparent Language Online (Infobase)

Explore over 100 world languages including English as a Second Language with Transparent Language Online. Suitable for beginners starting out with the alphabet and travel basics or advancing to conversational skills. Suitable for Ages: 6 to Adult

Vocations and Careers: Gale OneFile (Gale)

Research a vocation and maintain a career. Includes hundreds of current and applicable periodicals, from general career guides to highly specialised industry journals.

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Who Else Writes Like..? A Readers' Guide to Fiction Authors

Who Else Writes Like...? A Reader's Guide to Fiction Authors is an online tool for readers, by suggesting authors that are similar to their favourite authors. Browse by authors, genres, country, award-winning titles, or more to find author suggestions. Suitable for Ages: 14 - Adult.

Who Next…? A Guide to Children's Authors

Who Next...? A Guide to Children’s Authors is an online tool designed to help encourage children and young people to read more widely, by suggesting authors they might enjoy. Browse by authors, genres, country, award-winning titles, or more to find author suggestions. Suitable for Ages: 0-14.

World Book Online (World Book)

World Book Online is the ultimate reference resource for kids, primary and high school students.  It provides authoritative and accurate information with thousands of encyclopedia articles, images, videos, maps, timelines, learning and research tools.  Select 'Your Resources' from the menu bar and choose the age appropriate product - Kids, Students, Advanced or Timelines.

World History In Context (Gale)

Uncover information of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources, including primary sources and multimedia content.  Learn about history from the ancient world to today's headlines, delivering a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race.