State Library E-Resources


To access the full range of State Library of NSW's online resources including local and international newspapers, full-text journals, magazines, online databases, eBooks and eAudiobooks, click on the icon and log in using your library card number.

Other E-resources

Use these links to find quality, current and authoritative information from a range of different databases.

Use this to search at the same time the first nine databases below. The password is your library membership number.
Research databases

Individual Databases

Click on the links below to browse individual databases and those not covered by Super Search. Contact the library if you need any assistance


Academic Search Elite: Scholarly collection of information covering a range of academic subject fields including the sciences, law geography and women’s studies.


Australia/NZ Reference Centre: Australian and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books provides a large collection of regional full text information.


Points of View Reference Center: A range of essays presenting different opinions on a current issue. Provides an overview, point, counterpoint and critical thinking guide for over 270 topics.


MasterFILE Premier: Designed specifically for public libraries the is database contains full text for nearly 2,700 magazines covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more, plus full text reference books, primary source documents and over half a million images (photos, maps, flags).


Science Reference Center: An indepth curriculum-oriented science database which provides a one-stop shop for all science-related research needs.


GreenFILE: Includes scholarly and general interest titles as well as government documents and reports, providing a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment.


Consumer Health Complete: A great source of full text information on a diverse range of health related subject areas including alternative therapies and OH&S and links to diet, cancer and Health assessment sites as well as government databases.


Literary Reference Center: A comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Includes full text of over 7,000 classic novels, author interviews and images.


NoveList Plus: Contains information on over 250,000 fiction and nonfiction titles including book discussion guides and recommended reads. A great resource for book clubs and to find new authors.

 
Ebook Public Library Collection: A general reference collection of over 41,000 titles specifically chosen for public libraries covering a wide range of subjects and topics. All titles have unlimited user access and many are available to download for offline viewing.

 
History Reference Center: This has thousands of full-text primary source documents and other information resources and is intended for the general and student user.

 
Hobbies and Craft Reference Centre: This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the needs of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

 
Click here and enter your membership number when requested to access the World Book Online Reference Centre. It has every article from the encyclodedias plus magazine articles, maps, video clips, animations and special reports.


Trove: The gateway to a huge amount of Australian sources in the areas of social science, literature and local and family history. You can find lists of relevant books and magazines with locations, digitized newspapers and articles, pictures and photos, music and video material where available, even archived websites!


Choice: The site to visit before you go shopping! Access tests and reports and CHOICE shopper. This database can only be accessed in the library.


Aussie-Driver: This database gives you 24/7 access to Driver Knowledge Practice Tests. Ideal for those preparing for learner’s test, driver’s licence test and senior’s refresher test.


Find Legal Answers: Find Legal Answers provides free access to plain language information about the law, including access to full text books such as the Law handbook.


Drug Info & Your Library This link takes you directly to the Drug Information section of the State Library website.  Here you can find quality-assured information on a wide range of legal and illegal drugs and contact points for help or further information.  Excellent for school research or to help you make informed decisions.

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