Online Resources

World Book Online offers easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities for young people through to content and features designed for homework and research needs.

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The Computer School provides access to over 10,000 tutorials on topics ranging from Android and Apple devices, Microsoft, Google, social media, Internet safety and much more.

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Academic Search Premier offers coverage of information in many areas of study including: animal science, anthropology, astronomy, biology, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food technology, geography, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women’s studies, zoology and many other fields.

More than 8500 magazines indexed. Complete articles from more than 4600 magazines. Some magazines cover dates earlier than 1975. Science, engineering, theology, language magazines are included.

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Australian New Zealand Reference Centre combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers & newswires, reference books, and company information to create the largest collection of regional full text content. This database provides local perspectives on current events, business, sports, and many other subjects.Examples of titles offered include: The Australian, The Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, Australian Geographic, Time Australia and many others.

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Consumer Health Complete has 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.

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GreenFile includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

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Hobbies and Craft Reference Centre offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Subjects include: Arts and crafts, collecting, model building, needlecraft & textiles and scrapbooking & papercrafts.

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History Reference Centre is an extensive full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries and undergraduate research. Subjects include: ancient history, modern history, wars, American history.

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Literary Reference Centre Plus includes more than 10,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews.Over, 75,000 articles of literary criticism, 130,000 author biographies, full text of over 300 literary journals, 500,000 book reviews, 25,000 classic and contemporary poems, 11,000 classic and contemporary short stories, full text of over 7,500 classic novels (anticipated by Fall 2006), 3,000 author interviews, and over 1,000 images of key literary figures.

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MasterFile Complete provides full text covering virtually every subject area of general interest. MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.

Use MasterFILE Premier to find articles from popular magazines, including general reference, business, consumer health, popular culture and general science magazines. It also includes definitions from the American Heritage Dictionary, biographies of famous people, primary source documents and an image library that includes photos, maps and flags.

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NoveList Plus gives book recommendations for favorite authors, titles and series. Search by title, plot or writing style to find read-alikes. Find reading lists for popular genres and non-fiction, or browse reviews and discussion guides.

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Science Reference Centre provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs.Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

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Australian New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre contains 100 topics, each with an objective background/description, argument and opposing argument.Topics covered include: abortion, animal experimentation, climate change, cloning, freedom of speech, gay marriage, globalisation, green consumerism, nuclear energy, population growth, renewable energy, services for indigenous peoples, stem cell research, and worldwide oil supplies.The database contains materials from all viewpoints, including 400 main essays, leading political magazines, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts.

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Use your Bourke Public Library card to access eResources from the State Library of NSW.

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Internet History Resources provides over 30,000 pages of online records for family history research contain information which can help you trace people who lived and worked in New South Wales during the period 1850 – 1920. Including information on Directories, Electoral Rolls, Miners and Mining Leases, Land Purchasers and Lessees, Farmers, Graziers, Shearers and Station Hands, Other Occupations Including Civil Servants, Teachers etc., Voters, Petitioners, Friendly Society Members etc.

Trove will help you find resources thoughout Australia and overseas libraries including books, journals, pictures, music, maps, newspapers and electronic documents.