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Haynes workshop repair manuals HAYNES ALLACCESS WORKSHOP MANUALS

Haynes workshop repair manuals for cars and motorbikes. Full colour, incudes videos and wiring diagrams.

GALE GENERAL: one file news

A full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, and many other fields. Gale 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.A

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald: Library Edition

The Library Edition is the most extensive digital archive of true to print digital copies of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers from 2006 onwards. Access is only available from library computers.                          Google has digitized the Sydney Morning Herald from 1831 to 1989.      

Created by the National Library of Australia, Trove allows you to Search hundreds of millions of Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.

 National geographic Virtual Library

Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism’s most trusted name in exploration and discovery.

   National Geographic : Kids

Authoritative source for health information, updated daily.

gale health and wellness 

Authoritative source for health information, updated daily.

gale literature resource centre

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

gale: books and authors

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

who else write likeWho Else Writes Like is an established reference web resource and reading tool. It is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of writers they read. Look up a favourite author and get suggestions for other fiction authors who write in a similar style or genre.

gale environmental studies:

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.

gale biography: 

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.

gale opposing viewpoints: 

Supports virtually any curricular need, forming the premier online resource covering today’s social issues. This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions

  gale global issues:

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

gale interactive science

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

gale science in context

An online resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. Gale’s authoritative reference content is merged with full-text magazine, academic journal, and news articles; experiments, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organised into a user-friendly portal experience.

gale World History in context

A database designed to takes learners from the ancient world to today’s headlines, delivering a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable reference, and multi-media content put this vast topic into context for students.

GALE business: plan builder

A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimising a business or nonprofit, equipped with popular, proven business planning tools and templates. N.B. requires registration for access

gale business: entrepreneurship

A comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more

Find Legal Answers

This collection contains legal Information about the law in NSW for members of the community facing a legal problem or issues.

Other sources of free online database access…

  • The State Library of NSW has many free databases available 24/7 for you to access from home. You will need a valid library card from the Port Macquarie or Kempsey Library Services to access them.
  • The National Library of Australia makes available an extensive suite of eResources allowing researchers to locate indexes, full-text ejournals, websites and guides on a wide range of topics.
  • GALE

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