Databases

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Ancestry Library Edition

Resources for genealogical and historical research. Includes over 4000 databases containing records from Australia, US, UK, NZ, Canada, Europe and more.

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Australia and New Zealand OneFile (Gale)

Curated content from Australian, New Zealand and International sources covering important issues relating to Australia and New Zealand.  Featuring authoritative and continuously updated reference material and focused on an Australian and New Zealand perspective, this user-friendly database organizes over 850 full-text publications including full-text ANZ periodicals, magazines, academic journals, ANZ news articles, images, videos and audio files.

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Australian Indigenous Index 

Index to articles published in the Koori Mail newspaper and to information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, issues and events from various sources.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics 

The Australian Bureau of Statistics provides statistics on a wide range of economic and social matters, serving the government, business, and the general population.

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Be Connected

Online learning resources on everything from how to access the internet, to using your device and keeping in touch with others online.

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Biography (Gale)

Contextual information on the world’s most influential people. Over 650,000 biographical entries cover a range of historically significant figures and present-day newsmakers.

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Books and Authors (Gale)

A readers’ advisory database for discovery of books by author, genre and topic.

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Britannica Library

Use this resource to search or browse for information in encyclopaedias, magazines, videos and websites. You can choose to search the full Britannica or the student and junior versions.

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Business Insights Global (Gale)

This resource provides thousands of global company, country and business topic overviews featuring detailed information as well as interactive rankings and statistics, with quick links to associated content.  Information includes global Histories, SWOT Reports, Thomson Reuters Company Financials and Investment Reports, Market Share Reports, and Industry Research Essays, and well as periodical and journal articles.

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Daily Liberal

Daily Liberal delivers the latest news from Dubbo NSW including sport, weather, entertainment and lifestyle. Read the full digital edition of the Daily Liberal online in any of our branch libraries.

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Digital Learn

Short simple courses for those starting out in the world of computers and technology.

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Drug info @ your library

Provides current information about alcohol and drugs on this website and through local public libraries in NSW.

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Environmental Studies (Gale)

Interdisciplinary study of sustainability and the environment, Gale in Context Environmental Studies provides authoritative reference content in the areas of the environment, energy and natural resources.

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Find Legal Answers

Provides access to current legal information. The Find Legal Answers service is coordinated by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State library of NSW.

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GCF Learn Free

Quality, online learning tutorials to improve technology, literacy, and math skills. By delivering over 750 different lessons covering the Internet, Microsoft Office, Excel, Apple, Mobile apps, social media...

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General OneFile (Gale)

Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

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Special Subject Collections: Educator's Reference CompleteFine Arts Gardening and HorticulturePhysical Therapy and Sports MedicineVocations and Careers


Global Issues (Gale)

A database designed to support global awareness. Authoritative content empowers learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

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Health and Wellness (Gale)

Authoritative source for health information, updated daily.

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indyreads

indyreads provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format. Download indyreads™ app for your device through Google Play or the Apple App Store to borrow and enjoy.

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Interactive Science (Gale)

Authoritative, high-quality digital content paired with interactive 3D models with functionality including zooming in, rotating, and pulling them apart. 

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Internet History Resources

Historical documents which can help trace people who lived and worked in New South Wales during the period 1850 - 1920. Records include Directories, Electoral Rolls, Miners and Mining Leases, Land Purchasers and Lessees, etc. In-library use only.

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Literature (Gale)

Search across seven different literary collections, including Literature Resource Center, to find literary criticism, scholarly essays, reviews, overviews, author biographies and full-text literary works.

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Literature Resource Centre (Gale)

Offers the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works, including a large collection of full-text critical and literary analysis.

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Magpies

A guide by subject to children's fiction, poetry, and short stories from around the world with an emphasis on Australian books.

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National Geographic Kids (Gale)

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

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National Geographic Virtual Library (Gale)

Access to the complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of books, maps, images, and videos. 

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NewsBank

Due to a technical disruption, you may experience issues accessing newspapers dated from 1 July 2024. NewsBank is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. - 5/7/2024

The largest collection of Australian newspapers available online. NewsBank includes content from the most popular daily, weekly and Sunday newspapers as well as community and regional news.

Featuring more than 580 news sources from across Australia, this fully searchable online resource offers the complete text of thousands of news articles, editorials, and more. Text coverage for most titles (including the Daily Liberal, Narromine News, and Wellington Times) starts in the early 2000s, and continues through to the present day.  Contains full-text articles, web-only content, and PDF full-image editions for ten major Australian newspapers including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Daily Telegraph, The Australian, The Daily Liberal, and The Land.

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OneFile News (Gale) 

Full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, and many other fields. OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major world newspapers (493 Australian Newspapers), and includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

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Opposing Viewpoints (Gale) 

Database designed to support science, social studies, current events, and language arts presents each side of important issues and empowers learners to develop information literacy and critical thinking skills.

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PressReader

Unlimited 24/7 access to thousands of international and Australian magazines and newspapers, including publications in other languages, and the Dubbo Photo News, The Guardian, Better Homes & Gardens, and Gardening Australia.

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Science (Gale)

Database designed to support science, social studies, current events, and language arts presents each side of important issues and empowers learners to develop information literacy and critical thinking skills.

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Smithsonian Collections Online (Gale)

Search rare nineteenth and twentieth-century archives on topics like the evolving modes of flight, World's Fairs, and more.

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State Library of NSW eResources

Your Macquarie Regional Library card can now provide access to the State Library of NSW online resources, including local and international newspapers, full-text journals, magazines, online databases, eBooks, and eAudiobooks. Register and login using your library card number.

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Story Box Library

An engaging educational resource that inspires reading in kids of all ages. See and hear your favourite stories come to life!

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Trove

With millions of items, this is an unrivalled repository of Australian material for all Australians. Whether you are tracing your family history, doing professional research, reading for pleasure, teaching or studying, Trove can help.

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Who Else Writes Like?

With the click of a mouse you can browse by genre or go straight to an author of interest, check up on characters and series or the latest prize-winning writers, and follow the links to authors' websites for additional information.

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Who Next...?

A guide to children's authors. When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are in Who Next…?

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World History (Gale)

Database designed to provide an overview of world history covering the most-studied events, cultures, civilizations, religions, people, and more.

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