E-Research

Search the following databases:

  • Australian New Zealand Points of View
  • Australian New Zealand Reference Centre
  • Greenfile
  • Literary Reference Center
  • Masterfile Premier
Research databases
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ENCYCLOPEDIAS

 

Encyclopaedia Britannica
Use your library card to access one of the world's best Encyclopaedias. Information available at adult, high school and primary levels. Includes links to other online sources and journals.

World Book Online
Need information? Check out World Book Online for access to Research Tools, Project Help, Featured Biographies and much more! Also check out World Book Online for kids - great for assignment and project help.


JOURNAL & NEWSPAPER ARTICLES       

 

Australian New Zealand Reference Centre
Australasian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books. Includes popular newspapers such as Sydney Morning Herald.

MasterFile Premier
Full text reference information including biographies and primary source documents. Large image collection includes maps and flags.
 


POINTS OF VIEW & CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECTS

 
Provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue, e.g. abortion, Afghanistan, climate change, cloning, euthanasia, refugees, whaling, and many other social issues relevant to Australian students.
 


FAMILY HISTORY & GENEALOGY

 

Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com is a genealogical website giving access to a worldwide database. Start searching billions of records and discover your family's story. Available for use inside the Library only.

Find my past family history database
Find my past is a family history and genealogy website with millions of records covering Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, the U.K. and the U.S. Contains Genealogical, Migration, Census, and Military Records as well as Irish, British and U.S. historic newspapers as sources of information. Available for use inside the Library only.


HEALTH & SCIENCE

 

Consumer Health Complete
Information on a diverse range of health related topics including: diseases and conditions, nutrition, fitness, prescription drugs, herbal remedies, drug & alcohol abuse, alternative treatments, etc. Links to government databases and specific organisations for diet, cancer, etc.

Greenfile
Covers all aspects of human impact on the environment. This collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes: global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, & more.

Science Reference Center
Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.


HISTORY

 

Ancient and Medieval History Online
Focuses on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Islamic Empire from prehistory through to the 1500s.

  

History Reference Centre

Designed for secondary students and tertiary research. This database features full text for thousands of primary source documents and information.

 



LITERATURE & READERS ADVISORY

 

Literary Reference Center
This comprehensive database combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.

Magpies Magazine and The Source
A guide by subject to children’s fiction, poetry and short stories from around the world.  With an emphasis on Australian books.  Available for use inside the Library only.
 

NoveList Plus
Information on over 250,000 fiction and non-fiction titles, lists of award-winning books, discussion guides, book talks, recommended reads, who writes like, etc.


BUILDING

 

Building Code of Australia
Contains technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings and structures. Covers all Australian states and territories. Available for use inside the Library only, see Library Staff for login.

 

HOBBIES AND CRAFT

 
 

Hobbies and Craft Reference Centre

This database offers detailed 'how-to' instructions and creative ideas to meet the interestd of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more.

 

 

EBOOKS

 

eBook Public Library

Access to thousands of titles featuring fiction and non-fiction for all ages. A wide range of subjects covered including self-help, health and fitness, games, crafts and hobbies, medical, cooking and religion.