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School libraries: Online databases

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Online databases

Many databases are available (for free) via local public libraries. Some school libraries may have a subscription to a range of databases.

Please ask you teacher librarian for more information.

If your school is a subscriber, you can login via your school catalogue, Oliver, and access  the databases directly.

EBSCO databases- a selection

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GALE databases-a selection

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Online encyclopedias

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Databases and eresources

State Library NSW-  Residents of NSW can register for a free library card to access the eresources provided by the library. These resources include newspapers, magazines,  journal articles and encyclopedias

National Library eresources- All Australian residents  can register for a reader's card to gain access to a comprehensive range of databases

eResources from NLA and State Library of NSW


Trove: Australian and online resources including books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.