Library Databases


Digital resources you can access anywhere

Academic OneFile: Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

Alexander Street Press – Music: A comprehensive high quality streaming audio collection. Including classical, jazz, American, popular and world music.

Australia & New Zealand Newsstand: A selection of full-text newspapers and newswires from Australia and New Zealand covering regional and international topics.

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre: Find articles from international newspapers, magazines, and reference books covering current events, business, politics, sports and many other subjects.

Biography In Context: A great starting point for anybody researching notable figures in history.

Books & Authors: Combines thousands of titles,  authors, read-alikes, award winners and librarian’s favorites lists.

BreakOut (Funding Information Service): Individuals find funding for school, polytechnic or travel grants; sports and arts schemes; personal grants; personal development funds.

Britannica Online/Britannica Student/Britannica Junior: This popular encyclopaedia is available for library customers to use online.

Business & Industry: Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT, market share and financial reports.

Business Reference Suite: Includes Business & Industry, Business & Management Practices, and TableBase resources.

Carter’s Price Guide to Antiques and Collectables – check prices of art antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century design. No longer in print format, only available online.

Contemporary Women’s Issues: Articles on women’s issues including social, environmental, educational, and family concerns with an international focus.

Culinary Arts Collection: Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

CultureGrams: Cultural overviews for 187 countries and territories.

Discovering Collection: Access in-depth content for the areas of Literature, History, Biographies, Science, and Social Studies.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection: Answers environmentally-related inquiries with coverage of more than 3.3 million articles from more than 700 journals and reference content.

Fine Arts and Music Collection: This collection will provide support for research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

FundView (Funding Information Service): Community groups can find funding information from trusts, local government, gaming trusts, government and other sources.

Gale PowerSearch: Save time and search across more than one Gale eResource at once.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Searches just the Reference books that are included in the Gale Resource Center eResources.

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection: this collection provides information for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.

General OneFile: Want to find a magazine or news article? This has the content from over ten thousand titles and covers all subjects.

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module: Whether you’re researching a disease or health issue, a drug or herb, or you just need some basic health information for yourself or your loved ones, this is the place to start.

Home Improvement Collection: Covers such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection: A great resource for curious travelers and serious researchers.

Library PressDisplay: Access to newspapers from 92 countries (actual newspapers, cover to cover), in the language they are published in.The latest 60 days worth of newspapers are covered.

Literature Resource Center: Information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more. An educational site offering thousands of video courses in computer technology, software, creativity and business skills. A library card is necessary to create an account to track your progress.

Mango Languages: Learn a language, with more than 40 foreign language courses available (including English).

MasterFILE Premier: This finds information from magazines, reference books and newspapers, and covers all subjects.

NoveList Reader’s Advisor: Novelist can help you find your next great read in your favorite genre. It includes adult, young adult, children’s and easy fiction.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context: Need to look at one or both sides of a controversial social issue? This clarifies the facts of each topic as well as the arguments for and against.

Popular Magazines Collection: Covers current events, sports, science, health and more.

Road to IELTs (Academic): Preparation and practice resource for learning English, aimed at candidates for university.

Road to IELTS (General Training): Preparation and practise resources for learning English, for people to gain citizenship.

Student Resources In Context: Covers topics in the Science, Health, History, Geography, Cultures and Literature areas.

World Book: A  multi-faceted reference tool for children through to tertiary level research

World History In Context: A resource that helps students understand the world around them, from antiquity to the present.


Digital resources you can access only at the Library

You need to visit the library to view these databases:

Ancestry Library Edition: (The link will only work if you use a library computer or a device connected through the library wifi.) Great for family history researchers. Enter names and places where your ancestors might have lived. View images of documents such as census records.
Visit the Central Library and Community Living Rooms

Find My Past: A family history and genealogy website containing over 550 million family history records, with more being added all the time. 2nd floor, Central Library.