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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.

 Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Ancestry Library Edition is now available from home using your library card and PIN. PLease call the library on 5522 2265 if you need assitance with your PIN.

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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.



Australian Policy OnlinePol­icy Online is a research data­base and alert ser­vice pro­vid­ing free access to full text research reports and papers, sta­tis­tics and other resources essen­tial for pub­lic pol­icy devel­op­ment and imple­men­ta­tion in Aus­tralia and New Zealand.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

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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.

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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.

Law Handbook Education

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 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.

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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.


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