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Your library card gives you free 24/7 access to electronic resources and research materials including eBooks, online journals and newspapers.

What is a database?

A database is an organised collection of information available electronically. Your library subscribes to the databases listed here so that you can use them for free.

Searching a Database in the Library

You can search a specific database in the Library by clicking on Library next to the database you would like to search in the list below. If the database you would like to search in the Library requires a password please ask library staff.

Searching a Database

You can search most of our databases from home using the barcode number from the front of your library card.  Just click on Remote next to the database you would like to search and enter the barcode number in the space provided.

Browse the list below to search for a database  by subject.

 

Art

Britannica Image Quest

Free access to two million images from over 50 of the best collections in the world

Subjects: 
Homework help, Pictures

Community Information

LINCS Database

LINCS is a database that covers Warringah and the whole Sydney area. It provides descriptions and contact details for community services across metropolitan Sydney (and beyond). LINCS is a quick way to find support and resources for older adults, people with a disability, youth and people of a multicultural background.

Subjects: 
Community Services

Computers

Computer School Network

TheComputerSchool.NET was first established in 1999 - an interactive Online Computer and Technology Training Centre that has developed one of the largest and most 'user-friendly' (TTD) Technology Training Directories available anywhere.

Subjects: 
Computer Training

GCF LearnFree

Access over 90 online tutorials to teach you basic computing skills including how to use email and Microsoft Office. Improve your reading and maths skills and learn how to fill out a job application or complete a CV.

Subjects: 
Computer Training, Adult Literacy

Current Affairs

Fairfax News Store

Provides free access dating back to 1990 to various newspapers published by the company Fairfax, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Sun Herald, The Sunday Age, The Illawarra Mercury, The Newcastle Mercury, The Central Coast Herald and various community newspapers throughout New South Wales and Victoria.

Subjects: 
Newspapers, Australia

eBooks

eBook Public Library Subscription Collection

Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is a huge subscription database, similar to the popular Ancestry.com, which you can use to trace your ancestors. Searches over 4000 databases including Australian convict index, Australian electoral rolls, United Kingdom census records, British Army World War 1 pension records, United States census records and much more.

Subjects: 
Genealogy, Family History

Find My Past Australia, UK & Ireland

Find people and places in millions of Australian, New Zealand, UK and Ireland family and local history records.

Subjects: 
Genealogy, Family History, Australian History

General Reference

Academic Search Premier

A popular resource found in many academic settings worldwide, this resource was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available.

As a leading scholarly database, it provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.

Subjects: 
Multidisciplinary

ANZ Reference Centre

Australia-New Zealand Reference Centre is a multidisciplinary database with a focus on regional Australian/NZ content.

Subjects: 
Multidisiplinary

Australian New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre

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.

Subjects: 
General Reference, Points of View

Encyclopedia Britannica

This resource contains content from Encyclopedia Britannica, the world's premier English language encyclopedia.

Subjects: 
Homework help, General Reference

Historical Publications Online (Australian Bureau of Statistics)

Produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics: Year Book Australia is a comprehensive general reference work which includes basic statistics and different feature articles relating to Australia each year.

Subjects: 
Statistics, Australia

Hobbies and Craft Reference Centre

Comprehensive full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today 1234 This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Subjects: 
Hobbies, Craft

International Data Base: World Statistics

This database contains statistical tables of demographic, economic, and social data for all countries of the world. The Summary Data section allows you to click on the name of a country and view vital statistics (birth rate, death rate, growth rate, infant mortality rate, fertility rate, life expectancy), and population estimates and projections (for 1950 to 2050).

Subjects: 
Statistics, Countries

MasterFILE Complete

MasterFILE Complete 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.

Subjects: 
Multidisiplinary

Nationmaster.com

This site provides an interface for comparing statistics on all countries of the world. Statistics are sourced from organisations such as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and the OECD.

Subjects: 
Statistics, Countries

Trove

Search hundreds of millions of Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.

Subjects: 
Australian History and Culture, Genealogy

UNdata

A single entry point for accessing all United Nations statistical information. Includes links to country data services. Covers a wide range of areas including agriculture, crime, education, employment, energy, environment, health, HIV/AIDS, human development, industry, information and communication technology, national accounts, population, refugees, tourism and trade.

Subjects: 
Statistics, Countries

Health

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a collection of health journals, books and encyclopedias designed to support the information needs of patients.

Subjects: 
Health, Medicine, Ageing, Drugs and Alcohol, Alternative Therapies, Fitness, Nutrition

Drug Information at Your Library

Provides up-to-date information about alcohol and drugs.

Subjects: 
Drugs, Health, Social Issues.

History

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online

Australia's dictionary of national biography featuring concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.

Subjects: 
Biographies, Famous Australians

Australian Newspapers 1803 – 1954

Access historic Australian newspapers from 1803 to 1954, digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program from the National Library of Australia.

Subjects: 
Australian History, Culture, Genealogy

History Reference Centre

History Reference Center is the world's most extensive full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research.

Subjects: 
History

Law

AustLII

AustLII (Australian Legal Institute) provides access to: legislation (Commonwealth and States), treaties, decisions of courts and tribunals, law reform and Royal Commission reports, Federal Courts (High Court, Family Court, etc.).Australian Law & Legislation

Subjects: 
Australian Law, Legislation

Legal Answers

A law library for the community. Need Help? Getting legal advice · Ask a Librarian. Visit the Legal Information Access Centre in the State Library of NSW.

Subjects: 
Legal Help, Information

Literature & Poetry

Literary Reference Center Plus

This comprehensive, full-text database provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, professors, and researchers a complete foundation of literary reference works to meet any and all of their research needs.

Subjects: 
Reading, Literature.

Novelist Plus

NoveList is a reader's guide to fiction and non-fiction. Find reading suggestions based on authors or titles you like, genres osr styles. 

Subjects: 
Reading, Literature, Reader's Guides

Science & Environment

GreenFILE

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Subjects: 
Climate Change, Environmental Science, Earth Science

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content.

Subjects: 
Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Health & Medicine, History of Science, Life Science, Physics, Computers