Research Databases

Search across a range of journals, magazines, images, books and other resources with OneSearch, or filter your search by selecting individual databases by subject.  A Liverpool Library card is required to access our databases.

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Business: Entrepreneurship (Gale)

Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, 'how to guides', articles, and more.

Business: Plan Builder (Gale)

Grow, plan, and optimize a business or a nonprofit. Utilise development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.

Choice Magazine and Choice Computer Magazine (Ebsco)

Choice and Choice Computer Magazines are available dating back from 2014 to present. Full text of each title is displayed in real replica and full content.

Legal Answers (State Library)

This service is provided by the State Library of New South Wales. Free legal information is available through links to fact sheets, online books, legislation and publications.

LinkedIn Learning (LinkedIn)

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.

Business: Entrepreneurship (Gale)

Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, 'how to guides', articles, and more.

Business: Plan Builder (Gale)

Grow, plan, and optimize a business or a nonprofit. Utilise development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.

Educator's Reference Complete: OneFile (Gale)

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

LinkedIn Learning (LinkedIn)

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.

Nursing and Health: OneFile (Gale)

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

Vocations and Careers: 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.

DigitalLearn (American Public Library Association)

DigitalLearn is an online hub for digital literacy support and training. It offers self-paced video courses on basic computer skills for those who are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher.

LearnFree (GCF Global)

LearnFree offers a range of self-paced courses, with video and step by step guidance, for everyone from the beginner to professionals. Subjects include computers, smartphones/tablets, the Internet, typing, online safety, maths, reading and writing, and writing resumes and cover letters.

LinkedIn Learning (LinkedIn)

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.

These General Reference databases cover a wide range of subjects.

Educator's Reference Complete: OneFile (Gale)

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

General OneFile (Gale)

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

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.

Coronavirus Research Database (Proquest)

The Coronavirus Research Database is a collection of journal articles, preprints, conference proceedings, dissertations and more related to COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. It includes comprehensive research background coverage of past pandemics and epidemics, like MERS and SARS, to give researchers and students context around the current global crisis.

Drug Info (State Library)

This free information service is about drug, alcohol and the law. It is a partnership between the NSW Ministry of Health and the State Library of NSW in conjunction with NSW public libraries.

Health and Wellness (Gale)

This is a large range of 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.

Nursing and Health: OneFile (Gale)

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

Ancient and Medieval History (Infobase)

This database covers world history from prehistory through the mid-1500's. It covers  Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, Ancient and medieval Africa, Asia and the Americas; and medieval Europe and the Islamic World. Each civilisation’s history is brought to life through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, primary sources, maps and graphs, timelines, suggested readings, and suggested search terms.

Biography: In Context (Gale)

Discover the most influential people across the world thoughout 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.

Historical Newspapers: Australian Collection (Proquest)

Historical newspaper content is among researchers most sought-after primary source material. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Australian Collection empowers researchers to digitally travel back through decades to become eyewitnesses to history. Covering leading issues and events, like the gold rush, federation, international politics, society and business.

Coverage: 1831 - 2000

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. It covers Africa, Asia and Oceania, Europe, Middle East, The Americas, The First Global Age: 1450 - 1770;  An Age of Revolutions: 1750 - 1914; A Half of Century of Crisis: 1900 - 1945; Promises and Paradoxes: 1945 - present.

Sydney Morning Herald Archives 1955 - 1995 (SMedia)

Search every edition of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald from 1955-1995. Sign in with your Library Card Number and library PIN and access through our library catalogue, then click on "Access resource".

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.

Culinary Arts:  OneFile (Gale)

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

Gardening and Horticulture: OneFile (Gale)

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

Home Improvement: OneFile (Gale)

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

Bloom's Literature (Infobase)

Bloom’s Literature contains a wide range of literary topics, authors and their works. It features full-length 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.

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.

Australia and New Zealand Newsstream (Proquest)

Access leading Australian and New Zealand Newspapers. Combining content from Nationwide News (The Australian, Daily Telegraph, Liverpool Leader) Fairfax Media Publications (The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun Herald) the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Landline, Foreign Correspondent).  Australia & New Zealand Newsstream provides the very latest local, regional and national news.

Choice Magazine (Ebsco)

Choice and Choice Computer Magazines are available dating back from 2014 to present.  Full-text of each title is displayed in real replica and full content.

Historical Newspapers: Australian Collection (Proquest)

Historical newspaper content is among researchers most sought-after primary source material. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Australian Collection empowers researchers to digitally travel back through decades to become eyewitnesses to history. Covering leading issues and events, like the gold rush, federation, international politics, society and business.

Coverage: 1831 - 2000

News: OneFile (Gale)

Access major Australian and International Newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. Includes News Limited (Daily Telegraph, The Australian, Liverpool Leader) and Fairfax newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Sun-Herald).

PressReader

Provides full digital replicas of 4000 current edition newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages. The full text of each newspaper is displayed in colour, including photos and classifieds. The Liverpool Leader is included.

Sydney Morning Herald Archives 1955 - 1995 (SMedia)

Search every edition of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald from 1955-1995. Sign in with your Library Card Number and library PIN and access through our library catalogue, then click on "Access resource".

Sydney Morning Herald Library Edition 2006 - present (SMedia)

An identical replica of each printed edition of the Sydney Morning Herald since 2006. Sign in with your Library Card Number and library PIN and access through our library catalogue, then click on "Access resource".

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.

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.

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.

Diversity Studies: OneFile (Gale)

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

Global Issue: 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.

Opposing Viewpoints: In Context (Gale)

A premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.

Religion and Philosophy: OneFile (Gale)

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