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Online newspapers, streaming media, art, hobbies, children's and other references and resources.

Featured Resources

Lynda.com is an online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. There are over 3600 courses to choose from. Simply log in using your library card number and PIN and then create an account. Need help navigating the site? Watch a quick overview video to get started.

Story Box Library features engaging Australian stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers. Cheeky, charming and a whole lot of fun! Recommended for children aged 3-12.

The Age: Library Edition is an archive of true-to-print digital copies of The Age newspaper from 2006 to date. This collection contains every article, photograph, table, advertisement, classified and cartoon published in the print edition. For use in Library only.

+ Art, music, film, culture and hobbies

  • Beamafilm is Australia’s premium movie streaming channel for true stories and independent voices. Beamafilm is a collection of over 300 award-winning documentaries, independent features and festival favourites. Guaranteed to delight, inspire and entertain you!
  • Carter's Antique Prices Online is Australasia's leading source of comparative prices for antiques, art and collectables. Carter's Price Guides have been published for decades, and include prices on antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century design, from 1500 BC to the present day, with a price range of $5 to over one million dollars.
  • Freegal Music access millions of songs from over 10 000 labels including SONY.

+ Books, authors and reviews

  • Australian Book Review Australia's oldest and premier literary review publishing reviews, essays, commentaries and creative writing. For use in the Library only.
     
  • Books in Print The world's largest online bibliographic database. For use in the library only.
     
  • Good Reading Online Australian resource with easy-to-read independent book reviews, Australian and international articles, author profiles, stories on writers’ houses, bookshops, short stories, book trivia and more.
     
  • in2Era An online library of books, plus fun and educational activities, for children from kindergarten to primary school.
     
  • NoveList / EBSCO A readers' advisory tool to search for books, authors, reviews and more.
     
  • Salem Literature A robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Information on authors as well as complete history of the graphic novel. For use in Library only.
     
  • SpineOut Magazine Express your ideas and thoughts and share your creativity in words, art, film or music. A fun and interactive site.
     
  • Who Else Writes Like..? Find new authors and series by matching your favourite author with others who write in a similar style.
     
  • Who next...? When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are in Who Next…?  Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.

 

+ Business and legal

  • ConnectWeb Digital editions of: Who's Who in Australia series, Margaret Gee's Australian Media Guide, Directory of Australian Associations, National Guide to Government and The Australian Local Government Guide. For use in the library only. Ask librarian for log-in information.

+ eBooks and eAudio books

  • Overdrive eBooks A collection of fiction and non-fiction eBooks and eAudio (talking books), available to library members.
  • Bolinda Borrow Box Over one thousand eBooks and eAudio (talking books) titles to download. Download the free Borrow Box app on your device and borrow using your library card login.
  • in2Era An online library of books, plus fun and educational activities, for children from kindergarten to primary school.
  • Project Gutenberg Over 39,000 free ebooks: free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

+ Articles and information for reference, research and general interest.

  • ANZ Reference Centre Plus (EBSCOhost) A rich mix of full text Australian, New Zealand and international reference titles, journal and magazine articles. Includes Choice, Choice Computer, Australian Geographic, Money, Newsweek, Popular Science, Quarterly Essay, New Yorker and Time magazines as well as the Australian Financial Review. View the full title list.
  • Credo Reference An easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online World class encyclopedia online for general use, student ages 10–14 and junior ages 6–10.
     
  • Proquest Research Library Multidisciplinary resource featuring over 6,400 scholarly journals, trade publications and magazines. More than 150 subject areas such as Arts, Business, Education, Health, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Engineering, Technology are covered. Includes BMJ: British Medical Journal, New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Journal of International Business Studies, American Scientist, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, National Geographic, New Statesman and The Economist. Great resource for researchers and unviersity students. View the full title list.
     
  • Salem Science Complete content of print editions of Encyclopaedia of Environmental Issues and Applied Science. For use in Library only.

+ Health and wellness

  • Better Health Channel A Victorian Government initiative providing up to date information about health and services.
  • Proquest Research Library Over 4,000 news, magazine and journal articles for research, study and recreation. Many popular magazines. Articles are translatable.
  • Real Time Health Watch hundreds of Australian patient and carer stories online. The personal experiences of patients and carers can provide comfort and support.

+ Homework help

  • Credo Reference An easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.

+ Language learning

  • Road to IELTS – Academic Interactive preparation course from the British Council, 12 units, based on IELTS topics – reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Road to IELTS – General Iinteractive preparation course from the British Council, 12 units, based on IELTS topics – reading, writing, listening and speaking.

+ Local and family history

  • Ancestry Family history research with this impressive online database. For use in the library only.
  • Trove: Digitised Newspapers provides access to over 20 million digitised pages from over 1000 Australian newspapers. Newspapers date from The Sydney Gazette in 1803 to The Argus in 1957. Newly digitised articles are added daily. 

+ Newspapers, journals and magazines

  • ANZ Reference Centre Plus (EBSCOhost) A rich mix of full text Australian, New Zealand and international reference titles, journal and magazine articles. Includes Choice, Choice Computer, Australian Geographic, Money, Newsweek, Popular Science, Quarterly Essay, New Yorker and Time magazines as well as the Australian Financial Review. View the full title list.
     
  • Trove: Digitised Newspapers provides access to over 20 million digitised pages from over 1000 Australian newspapers. Newspapers date from The Sydney Gazette in 1803 to The Argus in 1957. Newly digitised articles are added daily. 
     
  • Good Reading Online Australian resource with easy-to-read independent book reviews, Australian and international articles, author profiles, stories on writers’ houses, bookshops, short stories, book trivia and more.
     
  • Leader Community ePaper Access Melbourne suburban newspapers published by the Leader Group in true-to-print digital format of current and recent editions.
     
  • Newsbank Newspapers Access a broad range of national and local papers including The Age, Herald Sun, Weekly Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Courier Mail, Advertiser, Mercury, The Australian, and local Leader titles
     
  • Press Reader Read current issues of newspapers and magazines from all over the world. Get instant access to over 2000 newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages. Newspapers include The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Washington Post, New York Post, Los Angeles Times, Le Monde and The Dominion Post.  Magazines include The Australian Woman's Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Motor, Gourmet Traveller, Australian Geographic, Donna Hay, Outdoor, Harper's Bazaar, Women's Weekly Food, Australian House & Garden, Good Health, Money, APC, Techlife, PC & Tech Authority, Elle, Vogue, Empire and many more!
     
  • Proquest Research Library Multidisciplinary resource featuring over 6,400 scholarly journals, trade publications and magazines. Includes BMJ: British Medical Journal, New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Journal of International Business Studies, American Scientist, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, National Geographic, New Statesman and The Economist. Great resource for researchers and unviersity students. View the full title list.
     
  • SpineOut Magazine is an Australian interactive magazine aimed at young adults aged 12-18 years to help them express themselves creatively through their words, art, film or music. SpineOut is written by them, for them.
     
  • The Age: Library Edition is an archive of true-to-print digital copies of The Age newspaper from 2006 to date. This collection contains every article, photograph, table, advertisement, classified and cartoon published in the print edition. For use in Library only.

+ Parents and children

  • Aussie Driver Getting ready to become a new driver in Victoria? Aussie Driver has the resources you need to help you get ready, pass your learner's or driver's licence test and become a fully qualified driver. Includes three practice tests, an exam simulator and this year's official Victoria Driver's manual.
     
  • Credo Reference An easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.
     
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online World class encyclopedia online for general use, student ages 10–14 and junior ages 6–10.
     
  • Hobbies and crafts reference centre Patterns, information, articles, instructions and more. Covering a wide range of crafts from crochet to scrapbooking and hobbies from games to kayaking.
     
  • in2Era An online library of books, plus fun and educational activities, for children from kindergarten to primary school.
     
  • NoveList / EBSCO Readers' advisory tool where you can search for books, authors, reviews and more. Set your search for 0–8, 9–12 and teenage groups.
     
  • PK Magazine is an Australian interactive magazine aimed at primary school children aged 8-12 years. PK publishes children's creative work whether that be writing, video, music, or art - in any shape or form. A fun and interactive site.
     
  • SpineOut Magazine is an Australian interactive magazine aimed at young adults aged 12-18 years to help them express themselves creatively through their words, art, film or music. SpineOut is written by them, for them.
     
  • Story Box Library features engaging Australian stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers. Cheeky, charming and a whole lot of fun! Recommended for children aged 3-12 years.
     
  • Who next...? A guide to children’s authors when children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are in Who Next…?  Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.