High School eResources

Whether working on assignments, studying, preparing for exams or just looking for something fun to read, these eResources can help you find what you're looking for.

If you would like to access these eResources and more from home, you will need to join the Library with parent permission.  Do not use the school account outside the classroom.

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Britannica Library Encyclopedia

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

Proquest Research Library

Proquest Research Library 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.

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.

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 houses The Shakespeare Center covering a treasure trove of content in one convenient location on 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.

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 houses The Shakespeare Center covering a treasure trove of content in one convenient location on 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.

Literature Resource Centre

Use the Literature Resource Centre to 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

This collection provides historical and current information on culture, global events, nature, science, technology, and the environment.  This comprehensive collection ranges from to 1888 to the current issue of the magazine.

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.

Reading

National Geographic Magazine

Suitable for Ages: 13 - Adult

National Geographic Virtual Library provides historical and current information on culture, global events, nature, science, technology, and the environment.

National Geographic Kids

Suitable for Ages: 6 - 14

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.

SpineOut Magazine

Suitable for Ages: 11 - 19

Published by Good Reading, SpineOut is suitable for high school students, covering book reviews, art, and more. Past issues can be found clicking the three lines in the top right corner.

PK Magazine

Suitable for Ages: 5 - 19

Published by Good Reading, SpineOut is suitable for high school students, covering book reviews, art, and more. Past issues can be found clicking the three lines in the top right corner.

Books and Authors

Suitable for all Ages

Gale's Books and Authors provides new ways to explore authors and books to help you choose what to read next, whether searching by author to find read-alikes or browsing by genres.

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

Suitable for Ages:  14 - Adult

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.

Who Next...? A Guide to Children's Authors

Suitable for Ages:  0 - 14

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.