Information Databases & Online Resources
Ancestry - Ancestry® Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. This collection contains thousands of databases and billions of names. This Database is available within the library only.
Australian Dictionary of Biography - Australia's pre-eminent Dictionary of National Biography. It includes over 10,000 scholarly biographies of persons who were significant in Australian history.
Credo Reference Guide - Need a definition? An Image? Need help pronouncing a difficult word? Or need a famous quotation to kick off your research paper? Get a quick answer from Credo Reference! Credo Reference offers over 3,000,000 reference entries from all the major academic subject areas serving as a great starting point for your research! Tons of images, audio files, videos and full text articles on any Topic you can think of, all with full citations that your teachers will applaud.
Science, Technology, Geography, Law, Art, Business, Food & Beverage, General Reference, Psychology, Medicine, Literature, Music, History, Philosophy, Religion, Social, Science, Language, everything is covered!
The Conversation - Launched in March 2011, The Conversation is an independent source of information, analysis and commentary from the university and research sector – written by acknowledged experts and delivered directly to the public.
The Law Handbook Online - The Law handbook Online contains thorough legislation and case indexes that are cross-referenced and linked to the content, a database of addresses and contact details to relevant legal and non-legal services, many of which contain maps and links to websites, helpful pop-up definitions of legal terms combined with an extensive glossary and useful cross-references are included throughout the text enabling the reader to link immediately to other relevant parts of the Law Handbook Online.
The Law Handbook Online (Education) - The Law Handbook’s education portal resource is suitable for Secondary and TAFE teachers. Here you will find lessons examining current legal issues, a directory to a range of educational activities offered by the legal profession, and a selection of recommended educational websites.
Law4Community - Law4Community is a new website produced by the Fitzroy Legal Service to provide legal information relevant to the community sector. Law4Community was created to meet the growing need for legal information specific to community workers who are the first contact for clients seeking legal assistance. Try the easy legal directory or checklists to help manage legal trouble spots.
Trove Online Newspapers (Incorporating Picture Australia) - What do you get when you combine an open-source search engine, five dedicated software engineers, and the combined artistic resources of over 1000 libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions? In this case, you get Trove – a National Library of Australia (NLA) initiative whose creators are calling it the Google of cultural heritage institutions.
Three years in the making, Trove is an offshoot of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program, a massive effort that has digitised and made available online 17 million historical articles from Australian newspapers between 1831 and 1954. That program is set to catalogue 40 million articles by next year.
Trove, developed by many of the same staff, manages metadata on over 90 million historically significant items including pictures, unpublished manuscripts, books, oral histories, music, videos, research papers, diaries, letters, maps, archived Web sites and newspapers from 1803 to 1954.