Assignment Help

Whether you need help in answering an assignment question or learning for fun, use these databases and digital resources for your studies. Suitable for high school and HSC students.

A Liverpool Library card is required to access many of our online resources from home.

If you are having trouble accessing any of our digital resources, you may contact us at: library@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

Britannica Library Encyclopedia

Britannica Library is an online encyclopedia designed to provide access to accurate and age-appropriate articles, images, videos, primary sources, biographies and more. It also offers Research Tools and Materials to help students with researching, writing, and presenting school projects.

Britannica ImageQuest

Britannica Image Quest provides access to more than two million images from the best collections in the world which are rights-cleared, making them perfect for use in assignments and school assignments.

General OneFile

General OneFile provides a single resource for a wide range of general interest subjects, such as computers, technology, health, history, and current affairs. The topic finder helps explore search terms that might lead to more information.

OneSearch

OneSearch can search the Library's physical collection as well as a large selection of eResources, making it the perfect starting point for research.

Proquest Research Library

Proquest Research Library provides access to thousands of publications, from popular newspapers and magazines to scholarly and trade journals. It covers a wide range of subjects including art, business, children, education, health, humanities, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, and more.

World Book Online

World Book Online is the ultimate reference resource for all 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.

EdUnlimited provides students with online access to a range of interactive study materials such as ATAR Notes summaries, topic tests, text guides, and practice exams.

To access EdUnlimited, you need to:

  • Either live or attend a high school in the Liverpool Local Government Area (LGA)
  • Currently be enrolled in year 10, 11, or 12
  • Have a valid Liverpool Library card, otherwise join online

Sign up by completing the Access to EdUnlimited Form, and allow one business day for an email to be sent with your username and password, which you can use to log in to EdUnlimited.

Bloom’s Literature

Useful for subjects: Drama, & Visual Arts

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 provides access to The Shakespeare Center, one convenient location for all things Shakespeare.

Diversity Studies OneFile

Useful for subjects: Dance, Drama, Music, & Visual Arts

Diversity Studies OneFile offers a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community. This includes information on the cultural importance and the different methods of creative arts in different regions of the world.

Educator's Reference Complete

Useful for subjects: Drama, Music, & Visual Arts

This database contains a lot of research on a wide variety of topics, but it is particularly useful to see the teacher's perspective on how to evaluate and analyse art forms of various kinds.

LinkedIn Learning

Useful for subjects: Music, Photography, & Visual Arts

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. It includes courses on photography, drawing, music, and more, choose to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts.

Bloom’s Literature

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 provides access to The Shakespeare Center, one convenient location for all things Shakespeare.

Educator's Reference Complete

This database contains a lot of research on a wide variety of topics, but it is particularly useful to see the teacher's perspective on how to evaluate and analyse literature.

English HSC Research Guide

This State Library guide brings together essential resources, including key eResources and websites, for students studying all levels of HSC English. Register your Liverpool Library card to use State Library eResources.

Literature Resource Centre

Use the Literature Resource Centre to find up-to-date full-text critical and literary analyses, biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on over 130,000 writers from all disciplines and time periods from around the world.

Aboriginal Studies HSC Research Guide

Useful for subjects: Aboriginal Studies, Ancient, Modern, & Extension History

This State Library guide brings together essential resources, including key eResources and websites, for students studying HSC Aboriginal Studies. Register your Liverpool Library card to use State Library eResources.

Ancient and Medieval History

Useful for subjects: Ancient, & Extension History

Ancient and Medieval History 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; medieval Europe; and the Islamic World. Civilisations are brought to life through videos and slideshows, primary sources, maps and graphs, timelines, and more.

Ancient History HSC Research Guide

Useful for subjects: Ancient, & Extension History

This State Library guide brings together essential resources, including key eResources and websites, for students studying HSC Ancient History and History Extension. Register your Liverpool Library card to use State Library eResources.

Biography: In Context

Useful for subjects: Aboriginal Studies, Ancient, Modern, & Extension History

Through Biography: In Context, discover the most 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.

Modern History HSC Research Guide

Useful for subjects: Modern, & Extension History

This State Library guide brings together essential resources, including key eResources and websites, for students studying HSC Modern History and History Extension. Register your Liverpool Library card to use State Library eResources.

Modern World History

Useful for subjects: Modern, & Extension History

Modern World History covers 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.

World Book Timelines

A collection of 650 unique pre-made timelines, spanning the arts, science and technology, society and culture, sports, world history and geography, and more. You can also create, customize, collaborate, and share your own timelines.

World History: In Context

Useful for subjects: Aboriginal Studies, Ancient, Modern, & Extension History

World History: In Context helps you 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 humanity.

Aboriginal Studies HSC Research Guide

Useful for subjects: Aboriginal Studies

This State Library guide brings together essential resources, including key eResources and websites, for students studying HSC Aboriginal Studies. Register your Liverpool Library card to use State Library eResources.

Australia and New Zealand Newsstream

Useful for subjects: Society and Culture

Australia & New Zealand Newsstream provides the very latest local, regional, and national news from Australia and New Zealand, helping to see perspectives on current affairs across the two countries.

Diversity Studies OneFile

Useful for subjects: Society and Culture, & Studies of Religion

Diversity Studies OneFile offers a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community. It covers subjects such as gender & sexuality, anthropology, civilisations, sociology, and more.

Global Issues: In Context

Useful for subjects: Society and Culture

Global Issues: In Context 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.

News OneFile

Useful for subjects: Society and Culture

Use News OneFile to access major Australian and International Newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields.

Opposing Viewpoints: In Context

Useful for subjects: Society and Culture

Opposing Viewpoints: In Context is 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.

Religion and Philosophy OneFile

Useful for subjects: Society and Culture, & Studies of Religion

Religion and Philosophy OneFile is covers topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions, providing insight about the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language.

Society and Culture HSC Research Guide

Useful for subjects: Society and Culture

This State Library guide brings together essential resources, including examples of past Personal Interest Projects, key eResources and websites, for students studying HSC Society and Culture. Register your Liverpool Library card to use State Library eResources.

Business: Entrepreneurship

Useful for subjects: Business Studies, & Economics

Business: Entrepreneurship helps you to learn how to start, finance, or manage a small business. It includes sample business plans, 'how to guides', articles, and more.

Business: Plan Builder

Useful for subjects: Business Studies, & Economics

Business: Plan Builder provides the development tools and processes to build a business plan to grow, plan, and optimize a business or a non-profit.

Global Issues: In Context

Useful for subjects: Business Studies, Economics, Geography, & Legal Studies

Global Issues: In Context 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.

Legal Answers

Useful for subjects: Legal Studies

Legal Answers is a free service provided by the State Library of New South Wales, linking to legal information available through fact sheets, online books, legislation, and publications.

Legal Studies HSC Research Guide

Useful for subjects: Legal Studies

This State Library guide brings together essential resources, including key eResources and websites, for students studying HSC Legal Studies. Register your Liverpool Library card to use State Library eResources.

LinkedIn Learning

Useful for subjects: Business Studies

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.

National Geographic Virtual Library

Useful for subjects: Geography

This collection provides historical and current information on culture, global events, nature, science, technology, and the environment. Access issues of the magazines from 1888 to today, or search for keywords to find articles, videos, images, and more.

Transparent Language Online

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.

Logging in for the first time?

  1. Visit Transparent Language
  2. Click on the Sign Up tab and enter your Liverpool Library card number
  3. Complete the form as required and make sure you take note of your username and password
  4. Select the language you would like to start learning

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Australia and New Zealand Newsstream

Useful for subjects: Community and Family Studies

Australia & New Zealand Newsstream provides the very latest local, regional, and national news from Australia and New Zealand, helping to see perspectives on current affairs across the two countries.

Diversity Studies OneFile

Useful for subjects: Community and Family Studies

Diversity Studies OneFile offers a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community. It covers subjects such as gender & sexuality, anthropology, civilisations, sociology, and more.

Drug and Alcohol Information for HSC students

Useful for subjects: PDHPE

This guide by the State Library of NSW takes you to key websites, eresources, books and information about drugs and alcohol for Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) students.

Drug Info

Useful for subjects: PDHPE

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.

Educator's Reference Complete

Useful for subjects: PDHPE, & Community and Family Studies

This database contains a lot of research on a wide variety of topics, but it is particularly useful to see the teacher's perspective on physical development, sports, and more.

Health and Wellness

Useful for subjects: PDHPE, & Community and Family Studies

Health and Wellness 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.

Environmental Studies: In Context

Useful for subjects: Earth and Environmental Science

Environmental Studies: In Context helps you understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content. It provides authoritative content in the areas of environment, sustainable energy, health and more.

National Geographic Virtual Library

Useful for subjects: Earth and Environmental Science

National Geographic Virtual Library provides historical and current information on culture, global events, nature, science, technology, and the environment. Access issues of the magazines from 1888 to today, or search for keywords to find articles, videos, images, and more.

Science: In Context

Useful for subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, & Earth and Environmental Science

Science: In Context provides contextual information on significant science topics using full-text magazines, academic journals, new articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. Research is set out to demonstrate how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues.

Science Interactive

Useful for subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, & Earth and Environmental Science

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

Culinary Arts: OneFile

Useful for subjects: Food Technology

Culinary Arts: OneFile provides more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as key reference titles. It includes recipes and articles about food, nutrition, and dietary considerations.

Environmental Studies: In Context

Useful for subjects: Agriculture

Environmental Studies: In Context helps you understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content. It provides authoritative content in the areas of environment, sustainable energy, health and more.

Gardening and Horticulture: OneFile

Useful for subjects: Agriculture

Gardening and Horticulture: OneFile provides over three million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as key reference title, covering both the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies.

Home Improvement: OneFile

Useful for subjects: Design and Technology

Home Improvement: OneFile provides over four million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics such as architectural techniques, tool, and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.

LinkedIn Learning

Useful for subjects: Information Processes and Technology, & Software Design and Development

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.