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Ancestry Library Edition
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Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool that provides instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research.


Australian contentAPA-FT: Australian Public Affairs Full Text
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Includes information on a wide range of subject areas and current events from the top Australian journals indexed in APAIS, the Australian Public Affairs Information Service, produced by the National Library of Australia.


AUSTLII Australasian Legal Information Institute
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A joint facility of UTS and UNSW Faculties of Law


Australian contentAustralian newspapers
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Comprehensive newspaper coverage of all Australian states and territories and beyond.  Includes content from the most popular daily, weekly and Sunday newspapers as well as hard-to-find community and regional titles.


Australian contentChoice Online
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Online version of the Australian Consumers Association's magazine. Site features independent reviews and advice about products.


Council Documents Archive
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Woollahra Council minutes and documents 1860 - 1980.


Dictionary of Sydney
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DigitalLearn
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If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, DigitalLearn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.


Drug information at your library
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Family Search
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The organisation ‘FamilySearch’ was previously known as the Genealogical Society of Utah, and is the largest genealogy organisation in the world, gathering, preserving and sharing genealogical records worldwide.

Through the organisation’s internet facility, FamilySearch.org, free access is available to its resources and services online. FamilySearch.org is one of the most used genealogy sites on the Internet.


Australian contentFind my Past
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Search millions of family history records for Australasia, UK, USA, Ireland, Papua New Guinea and Pacific Islands that you won't find anywhere else online.


Gale Books and Authors
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Answer the age-old question, “What do I read next?” Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.


Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
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Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.


Gale Business: Plan Builder
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Grow, plan, and optimize a business/nonprofit. Utilize development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.


Gale Health and Wellness
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Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.


Gale In Context: Biography
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Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.


Gale In Context: Environmental Studies
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Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.


Gale In Context: Global Issues
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Analyse important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.


Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints
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Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.


Gale In Context: Science
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Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.


Gale In Context: World History
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Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.


Gale Interactive: Science
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Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.


Gale Literature Resource Center
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Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.


Gale OneFile: News
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Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields.


Grove Music Online
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The leading resource for music research, Grove Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all genres of music including classical, jazz and popular music. Access Grove Music and other Oxford music resources through Oxford Music Online.


Humanities International Complete
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Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. The database includes full text for more than 1,200 journals, and is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.


IELTS
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Road to IELTS includes 120 hours of intensive work on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking, helping candidates to develop their skills to the levels necessary to succeed in the IELTS exam. Available in both General Training and Academic programs, each module contains 12 units based on commonly used IELTS topics, and covers reading, writing, listening and speaking.


Informit – Humanities and Social Science collection
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Australian contentLibraries Australia / Trove
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The National Library of Australia provides an integrated service which enables you to search across the combined catalogues of Australian libraries - national, state, public university, TAFE and government - with one search.


LinkedIn Learning
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Learn online at your own pace with the LinkedIn Learning library of 16,000+ expert-led courses on creative, business, and technology topics.


Australian contentMacquarie Dictionary and Thesaurus
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Online reference library for students and general users that comprises Australian and international reference works. Specialising in the areas of Australian history and Indigenous studies, resources include Australian and international encyclopedias and references as well as the Macquarie Dictionary and Macquarie Thesaurus plus student and specialist dictionaries.


Australian contentMargaret Gee's Australian Media Guide
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Margaret Gee’s Media Guide is Australia’s leading source for up-to-date media contacts. Each edition contains more than 21,000 media contacts and 4,500 media outlets, providing you with a direct link to deliver your message to your market. Contacts are updated daily.


Mango Languages
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Mango Languages is a language learning program teaching practical grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and cultural skills of some of the world's most popular languages.  Mango Basic teaches skills for simple conversations in only a few hours while Mango Complete 2.0 teaches in-depth, comprehensive language skills. Mango also has a translation service.  Languages include Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish (Latin American) and English as a second language.


National Geographic Kids
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Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.


National Geographic Virtual Library
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Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery.


Australian contentNew South Wales Family History Document Service
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Online records for family history research in New South Wales, Australia.  Useful for finding information on people who lived and worked in New South Wales during the period 1850-1920.


NoveList Plus
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Using NoveList Plus, you can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.


Online tutoring by 'Studiosity' (formerly YourTutor)
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Studiosity (previously known as Yourtutor) is a free online tutoring service that provides easy, instant help with subjects including maths, English, science, research and study skills from qualified tutors Sunday to Friday between 3 pm and 10 pm.


SAGE: Science and Geography Education
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An index to journal articles on science and geography. Contains some articles in full-text.


Australian contentSydney Morning Herald (SMH) Digital Editions
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This new generation digital product delivers an identical replica of SMH printed editions. It contains every article, photo, table, advertisement, cartoon, page and section published in the newspaper. The only exception is some inserts such as magazines type format.


TumbleBooks - eBooks for kids
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For kids and families, TumbleBooks lets you watch and listen to e-books online, play games and write reviews.


World Book Online
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A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.


Australian contentWoollahra Local History Digital Archive
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More Databases

Additional databases are available from home for access from the State Library for residents of New South Wales. You must first register for a State Library Readers Card, which you can do online. You will need to allow up to 10 days to receive your Reader's Card before you can use these databases from home.