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Primary School

Britannica Library

Britannica Library is a reliable and up-to-date resource for library patrons of all ages. Discover encyclopedia articles, journals, images and much more. With three reading levels - Kids, Teens and Adults - it's perfect for school assignments. Need help? Watch our Britannica Library tutorial here


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National Geographic Kids

 From journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery, National Geographic Kids offers a place where kids can explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. It's a reliable educational resource that can be accessed from home - perfect for school assignments!


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High School


Online access to all of ATAR's Preliminary & HSC summary notes, topic tests & text guides, plus all past Neap trial exams. Students who are Shoalhaven Libraries members can access EdUnlimited for free. To request an account, email us at . Include your namelibrary card number or digital membership number, school name, and grade. You'll then receive a system generated EdUnlimited username and password (allow up to two working days for this.) Please note, access is limited to Shoalhaven students who are currently completing Preliminary or HSC studies.  

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Gale OneFile: Australia and New Zealand

Access comprehensive periodical content with a focus on Australia and New Zealand, complemented by global news, reference, and multimedia coverage.


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Gale: General OneFile

Get access to general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.


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Gale in Context: Biography

Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.


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indyreads™ provides access to a range of non-fiction titles in eBook and eAudiobook formats. Topics include the Arts, Computing and Information Technology, Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Economics, Business, Health, Humanities, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Social Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Agriculture. Please select Shoalhaven Libraries when prompted to choose your library. 


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Newsbank Access Australia

Access news coverage from all Australian states and territories, from local papers like the South Coast Register to national publications like the Sydney Morning Herald. Browse articles by topic, including Business & Economics, Environment Studies, Health, Literature, Performing & Fine Arts, Science, Political Science, Social Issues, Sports and Technology. Need help? Watch our Newsbank tutorial here.


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Gale OneFile: News

Access 3551 major newspapers from 56 countries online with Gale OneFile: News. Search articles instantly by title, headline, date, and browse images, radio, TV broadcasts and transcripts. Includes Australian News Limited and Fairfax newspapers.

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Stream a range of films, documentaries and courses on subjects like Ethnicity & Identity, The Arts (Dance, Music, Film Studies, Photography, Fashion, Literature & Visual Arts), Global Studies & Languages (including Indigenous Studies, ESL and Languages), Business, Health, Media and Communications, Sciences, Social Sciences (Including History, Law & Criminal Justice, Gender Studies, and Human Rights), and instructional films and lessons on topics such as Food Technology. You'll also find full performances of many of Shakespeare's plays. Need help? Watch our Kanopy guide here


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National Geographic Virtual Library

Research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery. Includes every issue of National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic History. Topics include Animals, the Environment, History, People & Cultures, Science and Technology, and Travel.


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Britannica Library

Britannica Library is a reliable and up-to-date resource for library patrons of all ages. Discover encyclopedia articles, journals, images and much more. With three reading levels - Kids, Teens and Adults - it's perfect for school assignments. Need help? Watch our Britannica Library tutorial here


Go to  Britannica Library




Gale Literature: Literature Resource Centre

Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

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Gale Literature: Books and Authors

Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?' Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.

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Gale in Context: Science

Understand hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.

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Gale Interactive: Science

Going beyond textbooks and traditional science curriculum, Gale Interactive: Science is a highly visual online learning tool that focuses on popular science subjects like biology, chemistry, and physics.


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Mango is the fast, easy, and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. It's online language learning system that teaches real conversation for practical communication. Learning English? Mango also includes English lessons for speakers of Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), French, Italian, Vietnamese and more. Need help? Watch our Mango Languages tutorial here 

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Human Society & Its Environment

Gale in Context: Environmental Studies

Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.


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Gale in Context: Global Issues

Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.

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Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.


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Gale in Context: World History

Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.


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Gale Business Insights: Global

Compare global economies, countries, and industries with in-depth analysis on over 400,000 companies.


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Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice

Comprehensive periodical content for researchers studying law, law enforcement, forensic science, terrorism, and more.


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Find Legal Answers

Legal information in plain English for the people of New South Wales. Covers all types of legal situations, with FAQs, pamphlets, information and referrals.

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Creative and Performing Arts

Gale OneFile: Fine Arts

Search millions of articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Diverse resource for serious fine arts students.


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Physical Education and Heath

Gale Health and Wellness Resource

Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.


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Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Access academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.

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School Resources - Drug Info - PDHPE

Brought to you by the State Library NSW, these Drug Info resources support PDHPE students and teachers.


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Gale OneFile: Agriculture

Get access to current and authoritative periodical content covering agriculture and its related fields.


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Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy

Research the impact of religion on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Updated daily.


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Further resources

Australian Standards

Members of Public can view three Australian Standards per year free of charge by creating an account with Reader Room.

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State Library of NSW eResources

Available to all Shoalhaven Libraries members. The databases cover a huge range of topics including art, history, law, science, technology and more! You can use your Shoalhaven Libraries card to register with the State Library and gain access to a wealth of free eResources.


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An online search engine designed by the National Library of Australia that lets you access content from the National Library, State Libraries and over 1,000 other libraries from all over Australia. At the click of a button you can access a large and unrivalled repository of Australian material including books, newspapers, journals, theses, maps, photos and music.

Need help with Trove? View this guide to get started.


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