Online Databases

Access a world of information and recreation through our online databases available free of charge to library members. We have a database to suit all your needs, whether it’s for in-depth research, a school or uni assignment, keeping up to date with the latest trends and information, or researching your family tree.

All of our databases are available for use in the library and some available from home.


  • Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
    Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business.
    Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.
  • Gale Business: Plan Builder
    Grow, plan, and optimise a business/nonprofit.
    Utilise development tools and a step by step process to build a business plan.


  • Gale in Context: Environmental Studies
    Understand environmental issues that affect prople globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.
  • Greenfile
    Indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.
    This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment.
  • National Geographic Kids
    Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.
  • National Geographic Virtual Library
    Explore over a century of iconic images and fascinating narratives that capture the wonder of our planet and beyond

Family History

General Reference

  • Academic Search Premier
    A scholarly collection offering full text coverage of information in areas such as science, anthropology, astronomy, engineering, ethnic and multicultural studies, geography, geology, law, music, psychology, religion and theology, women's studies and zoology.
  • Australian New Zealand Reference Center
    Includes newspaper articles on Australian and international current affairs, business, social science, health, literature and biographical information.
  • Australian New Zealand Points of View Reference Center
    Full text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of current issues.
  • Gale One File: News
    Access major newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields.
    Includes Australian News Limited and Fairfax newspapers.
  • MasterFILE Complete
    Contains full text articles for nearly 2,200 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more.
  • NewsBank's Access Australia
    A unique, web-based resource that provides comprehensive news coverage from all Australian states and territories and beyond. From local publications to nationwide news sources such as The Sydney Morning Herald  and The Australian, Access Australia includes content from the most popular daily, weekly and Sunday newspapers as well as community and regional news.
  • Proquest
    Contains scholarly journals, books, videos & audio, dissertations & theses, newspapers and more.

Global & Social Issues

  • Communications and Mass Media Collection
    Nearly 3 million articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature, meet the needs of researchers.
  • Gale in Context: Global Issues
    Analyse important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.
  • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
    Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds oftoday's important social issues.
  • Gender Studies Collection
    Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.
  • Pop Culture Collection
    Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyse and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.


  • Consumer Health Complete
    Information on a diverse range of health related subject areas including: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Prescription Drugs, Herbal remedies, and alternative or complementary treatments, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases.
  • Gale: Health and Wellness
    Access full text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more.
    This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.


  • Gale in Context: Biography
    Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.
  • Gale in Context: World History
    Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.


  • LegalTrac
    Ideal for students, law school faculty, and legal researchers, LegalTrac offers coverage of British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.



  • Gale in Context: Science
    Understand context for hundreds of science topcs through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.
  • Gale Interactive: Science
    Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualise and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earcth, amd space science.
  • Science Reference Center
    Provides extensive coverage of articles on biology, physics, chemistry, earth sciences, space, environment, wildlife and technology.


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