We have a range of free online information databases to help you with your research, projects and assignments. Most of these databases contain full text, reliable information that has been verified by experts. Most of the databases can be accessed anywhere anytime from your home or digital device, while others are only available for use within our libraries.
For use at home, if prompted, type your library card number (don't include any spaces).
For in-house library use simply click on the database link and it should take you straight to where you need to go. Please contact Library staff for assistance if a password is required.
Full text scholarly journal articles and popular magazines covering all topics.
Including news and current events, politics, literature, communication science, business, medicine, psychology, the arts, and many more. A great database for beginning searches.
Films On Demand is a streaming video platform that makes it easy to incorporate educational video content into your curriculum.
ALE provides a vast range of online genealogical information with more than 5 billion names in over 4,000 collections suitable for tracing your ancestors and historical records.
Library Access Only
The Australia/NZ Reference Centre combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers & newswires, reference books, and company information to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to public libraries.
Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database contains 100 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).
Authoritative and easily understandable health and medical information on a diverse range of topics. Includes alternative and complementary medical treatments intended for information purposes only.
A collection of nearly 41,100 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly recommended titles.
Findmypast provides millions of family history records - births, deaths, marriages and parish entries. Travel & migration, military and newspaper records.
Library Access Only
Information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Including subjects such as global warming, green building, pollution, renewable energy, recycling and more.
Designed for secondary schools, public libraries and undergrad research, this database features full text for thousands of primary source documents and informational texts.
This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
LISTA indexes more than 500 core library journals. Subjects include librarianship, classification, cataloging, online information retrieval, information management and more.
Information on authors and their works across literary disciplines and timelines. Includes literary criticisms, plot summaries, author biographies, full text poems, short stories and dramatic works. Video, audio and e-books.
Designed specifically for public libraries. It offers the largest collection of the most popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers, covering virtually every subject area of general interest.
Modern World History Online covers the full scope of world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Hyperlinked subject entries, biographies, images, videos, maps, charts and primary sources
Looking for a good book? Search by author, title, series, plot description or level of readership - children, young adults, adults for both fiction and non-fiction titles. Use the Read-Alikes feature to find other authors who write like your favourite author. Booklists and book club discussion guides.
Internet History Resources from the New South Wales Family History Document Service. Over 15,000 pages of online records that can help you trace people who lived and worked in New South Wales from 1850 to 1920.
Library Access Only
Science Reference Center is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. Includes thousands of science topics, experiments, biographies and illustrations.
Universal Class offers patrons a unique online education experience. With a growing catalogue of over 400 courses, Universal Class is committed to providing only the most affordable and highest quality online training. Real instructors guide the learning, engaging video-based lessons.
The World Book Web for public libraries is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, pictures, audio, and video.
Contains: World book for Kids, Infofinder & the Online Reference Centre
Ideal for social studies assignments covering all aspects of a country – from its geography and physical features to its government, people, culture and society.
Explore religion and spirituality in an objective manner from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today.
If you need help with any of these databases, please speak with a Library team member.