Research and reference

As a library member you have access to online reference and family history resources, manuals and tutorials.

Britannica Library

A reliable, up-to-date information resource for all ages - kids, teens and adults.

Access: Britannica website
Help: Britannica tutorial


Informit APAFT website

Informit APAFT - Australian Public Affairs Full Text

Over 560 journals covering Australia's political, economic and social affairs. Search for titles in our catalogue.

Access: APAFT website


Haynes Manuals AllAccess website

Haynes Manuals AllAccess

Repair manuals for cars and motorcycles from 1970s to the present.

Access: Haynes website


Ancestry Library Edition

A family history and genealogy resource giving access to historical documents from public offices, censuses, churches, the military, immigration and travel records.

Access: Ancestry website - temporary remote access has been enabled until 30 June 2021
Help: Ancestry tutorial


Findmypast

A family history and genealogy resource containing over 50 million family history records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.

Access: onsite in our libraries only: Findmypast website
Help: Findmypast tutorial


Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

A family history reference guide to family names of the UK, covering English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames.

Access: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names website


Niche Academy website

Niche Academy

Tutorials on using a range of online resources including OverDrive/Libby, NewsBank, Ancestry, Google Docs, Facebook, Pinterest and more.

Access: Niche Academy website


Grove Music Online

Articles and biographical entries covering all aspects of music, musicians, music-making and music scholarship.

Access: Grove Music website


RBdigital website

Australian Art Sales Digest

Australian and New Zealand art market information on forthcoming auctions, past auction results from 1969 to the present, market statistics, news and opinion.

Access: Australian Art Sales Digest website


The Source website

The Source

A subject guide to children's literature: books, short stories, poetry and award-winners, with an emphasis on Australian and New Zealand literature.

Access: The Source website


Emerald Insight

Over 250,000 articles across business, management, economics, engineering, computing, technology and social sciences. Limited full-text available.

Access: Emerald Insight website



Additional help

Have a look at our online tutorials, covering many of our online resources and social media platforms including OverDrive/Libby, NewsBank, Ancestry, Google Docs, Facebook, Pinterest and more.