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Research Tools and Resources

EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, ebooks and discovery service for academic libraries, public libraries, corporations, schools, government and medical institutions.

Use the SEARCH BOX below to search multiple EBSCO databases at once or select an individual database from the list below.

Find articles, ebooks, newspapers and more…

Haynes workshop repair manuals HAYNES ALLACCESS WORKSHOP MANUALS

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

academic search premierAcademic Search Premier

A scholarly collection of full-text articles in many areas of academic study including: astronomy, biology, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science, geography, geology, law, maths, music, physics, psychology, religion, vet science, women’s studies, zoology and more.

Australia and New Zealand Reference Centre

The reference centre combines Australasian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books covering all subject areas to create the largest collection of regional full-text content available.

health related topicsConsumer Health Complete

Full text information on a diverse range of health related topics including: Fitness, Pregnancy, Nutrition, Diseases, O.H.&S., Alcohol and Drug abuse, Prescription Drugs, Herbal remedies, and alternative or complementary treatments.

legal InformationFind Legal Answers

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


GreenFILE is a free research database covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts. It provides thousands of open access full-text records from scholarly, government and general interest sources.

History Reference Centre History Reference Centre

History Reference Centre is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

Hobbies and craftHobbies and Craft Reference Centre

This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead&Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter’s World and many more.

Literary Reference Centre Plus

Literary Reference Center provides users with information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

Masterfile Complete

MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers. Full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education and science.

National Construction Code of Australia

Dedicated to all things building and plumbing, this is where you find information on matters directly relevant to the National Construction Code. PLEASE NOTE: Registration (free) is required if accessing this resource from outside of the library.

Novelist plusNovelist

Created especially for people who love books, NoveList  is the premier online database for reading recommendations. Find reading suggestions based on age group, authors or titles, genres and styles.

Points of View Reference Centre

Points of View is a full-text database containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Science reference centreScience Reference Centre

Designed to meet every student’s science research needs, this database contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopaedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

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.

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.

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.

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