Search this extensive range of electronic resources for high quality online information available for CWL members. Direct access is available to most of these resources via the public computers in CWL branches. You will need a Central West Libraries membership card to log in to these titles from home or elsewhere.
Australia / NZ Reference Centre combines access to magazines, newspapers, newswires, reference books and company information covering Australian and New Zealand current events, business, sports and general interests.
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Academic Search Elite with over 2,100 journals is a first point of call for students seeking high quality information in many fields of academic study. Coverage includes animal science, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, music and pharmaceutical studies.
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MasterFILE Premier covers business, health, education, general science and much more through access to nearly 1,700 periodicals, over 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents and more than 510,000 photos, maps & flags in the Image Collection.
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Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre is designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Each topic has an overview (objective background /description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument) as well as a Guide to Critical Analysis, which helps the reader to evaluate the controversial topics.
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Consumer Health Complete has high quality information on a diverse range of health topics including fitness, pregnancy, nutrition, diseases and occupational health and safety. It includes alternative or complementary as well as mainstream medical treatment information.
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GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. It indexes scholarly and general interest titles covering a diversity of disciplines including, agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive curriculum-based resource for research into scientific topics.
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AustLit is the key resource for information about Australian writers and writing from the 1780s to the present. In addition to critical articles and biographical information, it has specialist sections on children’s literature, indigenous writers, drama and popular theatre, multicultural writers and banned books.
Literary Reference Center provides information on thousands of authors and their works. It has plot summaries, synopses, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, book reviews and a selection of classic and contemporary poems, short stories and novels.
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NoveList Plus provides information on over 250,000 fiction nonfiction titles as well as book discussion guides, recommended reading, lists of award winners for adults and children.
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Who Else Writes Like guides the reader to other authors they would enjoy. It has an extensive range on genres and a huge list of international, popular and classic writers.
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Britannica Online which includes the well-respected Encyclopaedia Britannica and the Intermediate edition specifically designed for upper primary and lower secondary school students.
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World Book Online has the expected range of articles, study tips and a collection of eBooks that can be read online.
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The Times Digital Archive of the prestigious London newspapers covers every complete page, every headline, article and image, editorials, birth and death notices, advertisements and classifieds that appeared within every issue from 1785 to 2006. It is an unparalleled resource which also contains contemporary reports of Australian colonial and more recent history.
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17th and 18th Century Burney Collection and 19th Century British Newspapers
The most comprehensive collection of early English newspapers including titles from London, the British Isles and the colonies.
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19th Century British Library Newspapers contains over 2 million pages of national and regional British newspapers. Where possible full runs have been digitised and the list is searchable by location.
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Alternatively, you can search across all of these three newspapers together via the NewsVault link
Standards Australia Public Library Service [available onsite in the library only]
Standards Australia’s online document collection of specifications and procedures designed to ensure quality and establish safety criteria. Full web-based access to over 6,800 national Australian Standards and many international standards and guidelines.