The following databases have information that you cannot find by Googling. They are available FREE to library members. You need your library card number to login.
Britannica Online is an up-to-date version of Encyclopaedia Britannica suitable for all ages. It has much more information than the free online version.
thecomputerschool.net provides access to hundreds of comprehensive computer training tutorials. Tutorials include full colour, easy-to-follow screen-shots with step-by-step instructions covering an extensive and varied range of entry-level “How do I ?” learning topics: COMPUTER BASICS – EMAIL & THE INTERNET – INTERNET RESEARCH & DESIGN – eCOMMERCE – VISTA – WORD 2007 – PHOTOSHOP – PUBLISHER – DREAMWEAVER – MOVIE MAKER – FRONT PAGE – POWERPOINT – ACCESS – EXCEL … and much more.
The EBSCOhost service provides access to online magazine and newspaper articles, reference books, pictures and company information, and includes the following databases:
Australia / New Zealand Reference Centre : Full text content from Australasian and International magazines, newspapers, news wires, reference books and company information as well as biographies and a fully searchable image collection.
History Reference Centre : History Reference Centre contains full-text reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers, leading history periodicals, as well as nearly 57,000 historical documents and more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures. The History Reference Centre also contains a streaming video collection of motion picture film and videotape recordings of the social, political and cultural history of the 20th Century from 1893 to 1985.
Science Reference Centre : Designed specifically for junior and senior high schools, Science Reference Centre is an excellent source of information on biology, life science, environmental science, technology, wildlife and more.
Business Source Elite : Full text coverage of over 1,100 scholarly business, management and economics journals.
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Provides access to comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date medical resources, including reference titles, full text articles, pamphlets, news and links to third party resources on diseases, conditions, diet, alternative health solutions, fitness, weight loss and contact details for health organisations.
NoveList is a fiction database that provides reviews, subject heading access, annotations as well as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, Booktalks and much more.
Audiobooks : access audiobook titles from leading publishers that are compatible with virtually all MP3 players, including iPods®, iPhones® and many other portable listening devices. For more details on how to download audiobooks, view our eAudiobooks page.
Popular Magazines is an online database which allows you to read articles from hundreds of different magazines on a wide range of subjects. You can read text articles from: Choice, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Popular Mechanics, Vogue and New Scientist among others.
Transparent Language Online with Byki® is a language learning system. Over 90 languages are available as well as English as a Second Language. Sign up with your library card number to create an account.
Go Mobile with Language Learning
Byki® Mobile allows you to take Transparent Language Online learning “on the go” with your Apple® iPad™, iPhone™, iPod™ touch, or Android powered device. There is no charge. All you need is Byki for iPhone Community Edition, which is FREE on the App Store and the Android Market. Click here for more information about Byki Mobile and how to get started.
Universal Class offers over 500 online non-credit Continuing Education Courses free to library members. Just enter your library card number to create an account and user name. Note that an e-mail address is required to sign up for courses. Click herefor more details, including the ranges of classes on offer.
Need help with your homework? yourtutor is here to help you get un-stuck.
yourtutor provides specialist subject tutors, online when you need it, just like MSN! Get help with English, maths, science, assignment research and study skills for year 4-12. Use your library card to access the online yourtutor service.