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A great place to find newspaper and magazine articles as well as up to date information on all subjects. 

The Library subscribes to databases of newspaper and magazine articles as well as databases containing information on subjects such as health, science, law, history and literature. A database is also a great place to find up-to-date medical and scientific information not yet published in books.

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Databases coloured green in the list and marked with an asterix Discover morebelow are included in the Discover more search above.
If searching from home, login when prompted by entering your library membership number.

Searching a Database in the Library

If the database you would like to search in the Library requires a password please ask library staff.

Business and Law

ABI/Inform (Proquest) - Full text includes Time (N.Y. 1992+) Fortune (1992+) and more. State Library
Discover moreANZ reference centre - Australian and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, reference books and company information. Home Library

Online Learning

Dynamic learning online - Introduction to Computer Technology, Using and Searching the Internet, Microsoft Office 2010 (Excel, Powerpoint & Word), Microsoft Windows (7, 8 & Vista), Setting up email accounts, Social Network Training (Twitter, Facebook, Blogging) - learn online at your own pace. Home Library
Lynda.com  an online education platform offering video courses from industry experts in a range of areas including business, design, developing, IT, marketing, web design, photography and more. Home​

Consumer Information

Choice online - Contains all of the content in choice magazine and Computer Choice magazine, plus interactive data and special features. Library

Current Affairs - Newspaper and Magazine Articles

Discover moreAcademic search premier - full text international coverage of the following subject areas: biography, biology, current affairs, environment, humanities, science & technology, social science.

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ANZ Newsstream (Proquest) - Full text newspapers and newswires from Australia and New Zealand. This includes the Australian, Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and Illawarra Mercury. State Library
Discover moreANZ Points of view reference centre - Full text provides essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. 280 Australian and New Zealand topics. Home Library
Discover moreANZ reference centre - Australian and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, reference books and company information. Home Library
TROVE: Digitised Australian Newspapers (includes SMH 1842-1954) Home
Library PressDisplay - More than 2200 newspapers and magazines from 94 countries in 54 languages - (last 3 months) Library

Encyclopaedias

Britannica Library - Based on the Britannica Encyclopaedia with information for kids, youth and adults State Library

General Reference

National Construction Code - you will need to register for a free account to access the code. ​ ​ ​Available here
Standards Australia ​ ​ Library
Research Library (Proquest) - Includes literature & language, science and technology, social sciences, the arts, business, health & medicine, history State Library​ ​
Biography in Context (Gale) - Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers State Library
MasterFile Complete - Full text periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Home

Health

Discover moreANZ reference centre - Australian and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, reference books and company information. Home Library
Discover moreConsumer health complete - Authoritative and easily understandable health and medical information. Home Library
Drug info @ your library Home Library

History and genealogy

Ancestry library edition - Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Library
Findmypast.com.au - Worldwide family history research online. Search birth, marriage and death indexes, census returns and many more resources from more than 120 countries. Over 1.8 billion records and growing.


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British Newspaper Archive - A partnership between the British Library and findmypast to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection.
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Discover moreHistory reference centre - Full text history information from reference books, encyclopaedias and over 150 leading history periodicals. Historical documents including biographies, photos, maps and video. Home Library​

Hobbies and Craft

Hobbies and Craft Reference Centre - This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Home Library

Law

Legal answers - Find legal answers to everyday questions about the law in NSW. Home Library

 

Literature and poetry

AustLIT (Australian literature) - Authoritative information on creative and critical Australian literature works. Coverage spans 1780 to the present. State Library
Discover moreLiterary reference centre PLUS - Biographies, bibliographies and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors, US based. Home Library
Novelist Plus - Use this to look for books by author, title, series, plot description or level of readership. Includes plot summaries, genre and theme based lists and ideas for book discussions. Home Library

The Source - The Source is a subject guide to children’s literature: books, short stories, traditional literature and poetry from around the world with an emphasis on Australian and New Zealand literature.

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Science

Academic search premier - full text international coverage of the following subject areas: biography, biology, current affairs, environment, humanities, science & technology, social science. Home Library
Discover moreGreenFILE - Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Includes global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Home Library
Discover moreScience reference centre - Thousands of science topics, experiments, biographies and illustrations. Home Library

Search the State Library eResources to access more articles, images, newspapers etc.

You can access these online resources with your Wollongong City Libraries membership card.

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