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Online and eBook resources

Don't have time to make it into the Library? Our online benefits let you stream movies, access eBooks and digital magazines, and a whole lot more from the comfort of you own home. It's free and easy.

Computer support

Current affairs and social sciences

eBooks and eAudiobooks

eComics, eMagazines and eFilms

Encyclopaedia

Family history

Health

Law

Learn a language

Literature

Science

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Computer support

Computer School

The Computer School Network offers self-access training on computer basics so you can find your way around your PC. It also has a variety of training options on Windows software applications such as Excel, Powerpoint, Word and Windows operating system.

Dynamic Learning Online

University tested online training courses for Introductory Computing, Working with the Internet, Microsoft Office, Windows and Social Networking.

 

Current affairs and social sciences

Academic Search Premier

Offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts &​ literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies and more. 

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Australia/NZ Points of View Reference Centre

Containing resources that present multiple sides of a current issue including information on key topics of interest to Australia/New Zealand researchers. Each topic features a Guide to Critical Analysis helping you to evaluate the controversy, read critically, develop your own perspective and write or debate an effective argument.

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Australia/NZ Reference Centre

Provides full text for leading Australia/New Zealand magazines, newspapers, newswires and leading reference books including: Architecture AustraliaAustralian GeographicAustralian House & GardenAustralian PC User,Australian Women's Weekly, The Australian (National), The Daily Telegraph (Sydney), The Nelson Mail (New Zealand), The New Zealand Herald (National), Australian Encyclopedia – History of Australia, New Zealand, and more.

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Australia/NZ Reference Centre (Student Interface)

Provides full text for leading Australia/New Zealand magazines, newspapers, newswires and leading reference books including: Architecture AustraliaAustralian GeographicAustralian House & GardenAustralian PC User,Australian Women's Weekly, The Australian (National), The Daily Telegraph (Sydney), The Nelson Mail (New Zealand), The New Zealand Herald (National), Australian Encyclopedia – History of Australia, New Zealand, and more.

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GreenFILE

Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. 

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MasterFILE Premier

Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, this also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps and flags. Login from home here

 

eBooks and eAudiobooks 

Bolinda Digital

Hundreds of audiobooks available for download with an Australian focus. Audio files are in an MP3 format which can be transferred to most media players. Titles are available for adults, young adults and children.

eLibrary 24/7

Check out and download best sellers or classics to your computer, then transfer to a portable device or burn to CD to enjoy anytime, anywhere. 

One Click Digital

One Click Digital titles have unlimited availability - no waiting lists, no reserves. Marrickville Library members can borrow up to 20 items at a time.

Wheelers

Wheelers has a wide range of Australian contemporary fiction and non fiction eBook titles for adults, teens and children.

Ziptales

Ziptales offers you 500+ interactive stories with voiceovers, animations, games, quizzes and more to help make reading FUN! Login with your library card.

 

eMags and eFilms

Beamafilm

Beamafilm is an independent movie streaming site holding a collection of signature Australian docos and indie features from around the world.

Comics Plus

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library members.

  • View titles through your Web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection
  • Read titles through the iOS Mobile App for iPad or iPhone
  • Browse by genre, publisher, and comic - then instantly check out your favorites
  • Access comics whenever you want them - no holds or waiting
  • Unlimited check-out with a 7 day loan period
  • There are 18,000 titles and titles are added regularly

InstantFlix: Powered by IndieFlix

This streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. With thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries, IndieFlix offers a viewing experience you can't get anywhere else. 

Zinio

 Zinio is a premium digital collection of your favourite magazine titles, available for you to view on your computer or mobile device. Choose from over 100 magazine titles, including Vogue, The Australian Women's Weekly, Women's Health, Time, Frankie, and many more.

 

Encyclopaedia

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Britannica has an authoritative, wide-scope coverage. Britannica's over 80,000 articles are thorough, written by scholars in their respective fields. Over 45,000 images - photos, illustrations and maps. 

 

Family history

Ancestry

This genealogy research tool is available within the library only.

It provides patrons with instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more. These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day.

 

Health

Consumer Health Complete

A comprehensive resource for health content, designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Offering a well-rounded collection from a variety of sources including journals, magazines, books, pamphlets, images, videos and more. 

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Drug info @ your library

Provides up to date information about alcohol and drugs. This service is a joint initiative of NSW Health and the State Library of NSW. Login from home

 

Law

Find legal answers

Find Legal Answers is a free legal information service for the community in New South Wales. This website has been developed by staff of the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of NSW. It provides access to useful, current and easy to understand information about the law in NSW. 

 

Learn a language

AMES (Workplace Communication Skills) Adult Multicultural Education Service (AMES) - Include modules for Jobseekers, Customer Service, Negotiating and Problem Solving and Pronunciation at Work.

AMES (Worldwide English)

Adult Multicultural Education Service (AMES) - General English courses from beginner to intermediate with a work, life and study focus.

Byki Online

Byki language-learning software is a personalized language-learning system. In addition to being presented in an engaging flash card interface, the system also tracks everything you learn, automatically presenting the appropriate material at just the right intervals - ensuring that the material you've covered is successfully locked into your memory.
Road to IELTS (Academic) Are you preparing for IELTS? Use the British Council's Road to IELTS to develop skills needed to succeed in the test. Modules in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Mock exam papers and model answers.

 

Literature

Literary Reference Centre

This comprehensive database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Combining information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals. Also featuring an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, book reviews and more. Login from home

 

Science

Science Reference Center

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. In addition, the database includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

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What should I read next?

NoveList Plus

NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, and Annotated Book Lists. 

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