Online Databases

Our online databases are available free of charge to library members. 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 Business Insights: Global
    Compare global economies, countries, and industries with in-depth analysis on over 400,000 companies.

Careers and Vocations

Cooking & Nutrition


  • Gale in Context: Environmental Studies
    Understand environmental issues that affect people 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

  • Ancestry Library (In-library access only)
    Ancestry is the world's largest online family history resource.
    Access this genealogical tool on any computer or via the app (apple or android) through the library's free wifi.

General Reference

  • Australian/New Zealand Reference Center Plus
    Designed for libraries in Australia and New Zealand, this resource provides the largest collection of full text from leading regional and international periodicals, full-text reference books, full-text biographies and a collection of images containing photos, maps and flags.
  • Gale One File: Australia and New Zealand
    Access comprehensive periodical content with a focus on Australia and New Zealand, complemented by global news, reference, and multimedia coverage.
  • 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.
  • Gale General One File
    Provides complete, up-to-date content in the world's leading journals and reference sources periodical and news information through an intuitive, user-friendly search interface for researchers at all levels.
  • 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

  • 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 of today's important social issues.
  • Gale One File: Diversity Studies
    Access a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.
  • Gale One File: Pop Culture Studies
    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.


  • 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 One File: Health and Medicine
    Find up-to-date information on a range of health care topics. Best for students, researchers, and health care professionals.


  • 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.



  • AustLit (Remote access only - login to Member Services required)
    An authoritative database about Australian literature and storytelling
    Login to Member Services to access the AustLit option which is available on the top menu of your library member account.
  • AustLit (in library access)
    An authoritative database about Australian literature and storytelling, with biographical and bibliographical information, full text, exhibitions and rich online content
  • Gale: Books and Authors
    Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?'
    Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.
  • Gale: Literature Resource Center
    Find up to date biographies, overviews, full text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.
  • NoveList Plus
    Guides and advises readers on other fiction and non-fiction titles of interest either by subject or 'read alikes' - other authors who are similar to a favourite author.


  • Gale in Context: Science
    Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.
  • Gale Interactive: Science
    Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualise and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.


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