Research Databases

Find articles from newspapers, magazines and academic journals, as well as essays, encyclopedias and reference books.

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Get started on your family history research. Access the complete content from the world’s largest online genealogy resource, free to library users.
Subjects include: genealogy, family history.

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BDA is a research tool for historians and genealogists comprising transcripts and indexes of many original records and published biographies of deceased individuals who arrived in or were born in Australia, starting from the earliest times.
Subjects include: genealogy, family history.

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Britannica Image Quest provides access to more than two million images from the best collections in the world.
Subjects include: Homework help, pictures.

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This resource contains content from Encyclopedia Britannica, the world's premier english language encyclopedia.
Subjects include: general reference, homework help.

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The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and findmypast to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the vast collection of the British Library.
Subjects include: history, genealogy, family history.

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A collection of titles from Australia's premier science publisher available to download in ebook format.
Subjects include: science, Australian animals, ecology, environmental management, climate, sustainability, gardening, archaeology..

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This collection contains legal Information about the law in NSW for members of the community facing a legal problem or issue.
Subjects include: family law, housing & neighbours, wills & estate planning, crime, debt, going to court, employment, dispute resolution, consumer law, compensation.

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All Find My Past collections in one place. Find people and places in millions of Australian, New Zealand, United Kingdom & Ireland family and local history records.
Subjects include: genealogy, family history.

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Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?' Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.
Subjects include: reading & literature, reader's guides.

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Compare global economies, countries, and industries with in-depth analysis on over 400,000 companies.
Subjects include: business, industry, finance.

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Gale eBooks is a keyword searchable collection of reference ebooks covering a wide range of subjects from science to history and arts.
Subjects include: Arts, biography, business, education, environment, history, literature, health & medicine, multicultural studies and world history, religion, science and social science.

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Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.
Subjects include: multidisiplinary - this database covers all subject areas.

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This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.
Subjects include: health, medicine, aging, drugs & alcohol, alternative therapies, fitness, nutrition.

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Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.
Subjects include: Biographies.

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Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.
Subjects include: energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, economic development.

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Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.
Subjects include: Current Affairs, World Events, Country Information, Statistics.

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Explore Both Sides with overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.
Subjects include: Citizens' rights, Earth and environment, Global issues, Health and medicine, Media and communications, People and society/culture, Sports, Women's issues.

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Gale In Context: Science provides contextual information on biology, chemistry, physics, maths, and more through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.
Subjects include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, life science, physics.

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Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.
Subjects include: ancient history, modern history, wars.

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Explore science from every angle – manipulate 3D interactive models to visualise and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.
Subjects include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science.

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Literary Reference Center provides users with information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
Subjects include: reading and literature.

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Access comprehensive periodical content with a focus on Australia and New Zealand, complemented by global news, reference, and multimedia coverage.
Subjects include: multidisiplinary - this database covers all subject areas, with a focus on Australian content.

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Access international newspapers online to search for articles instantly by title, headline, date, and keyword.
Subjects include: News, Current Affairs.

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Haynes Manuals AllAccess is a library of manuals covering a vast range of car and motorcycle makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing procedures.
Subjects include: Car, motorcycle and Outboard engines.

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A collection of more than 20 digital reference books. View a single book or search all titles by keyword. Infobase ebooks are recommended for high school students and up.
Subjects include: Ancient history, literature, religion and philosophy.

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Digitised versions of historical records from New South Wales covering the period from 1850-1920.
Subjects include: genealogy, family history.

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Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more, and stream them on all your favourite devices.
Subjects include: film, documentaries, streaming video.

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Find your perfect career – complete a short online survey and receive a personalised Career Report, Resume Guide and Online Resume Builder.
Subjects include: careers, resume writing.

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Comprising the Building Code & the Plumbing Code, the National Construction Code regulates building standards throughout Australia.
Subjects include: Building & construction, design, plumbing & drainage.

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Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.
Subjects include: culture, Nature, Science, Technology, Environment, Exploration and Discovery.

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Explore over a century of iconic images and fascinating narratives that capture the wonder of our planet and beyond.
Subjects include: culture, Nature, Science, Technology, Environment, Exploration and Discovery.

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Featuring more than 700 news sources from across Australia, Access Australia is essential for any researcher whose work intersects with modern Australian history.
Subjects include: newspaper articles, current affairs.

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NoveList is a reader's guide to fiction and non-fiction. Find reading suggestions based on authors or titles you like, genres or styles.
Subjects include: reading & literature, reader's guides, children's literature reader's guides.

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Salem History is an excellent source of biographical information about key people and events in world history and religion. Inventors, scientists, rulers, artists and more.
Subjects include: Ancient History, 20th Century history, inventors and inventions, religion, rulers, ecosystems.

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Looking for children's stories on moving house, rabbits going to the doctor or bullying? The Source is the answer.
Subjects include: children's literature, reader's guides.

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Search hundreds of millions of Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.
Subjects include: Australian history and culture, genealogy.

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Look up a favourite author and get suggestions for other fiction authors who write in a similar style or genre.
Subjects include: reading & literature, reader's guides.

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Who Next helps children who have already enjoyed stories by one writer find other authors they will enjoy reading.
Subjects include: children's literature, reader's guides.

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