Online research

Randwick City Library subscribes to a wide range of reliable and professional online databases which are available free of charge to Library members.

Whether you are looking for in-depth research, completing a school or uni assignment or interested in keeping up to date with the latest trends and information, we have the database for you.

State Library of NSW eResources Click to Access

Your Randwick City Library card can now provide access to the State Library of NSW online resources, including local & international newspapers, full-text journals, magazines, online databases, eBooks and eAudiobooks. Use our State Library of NSW eResources Guide PDF, 606.27 KB to help you find what you're looking for.

New GALE State-wide resources available Click to access

From July 1 new resources from Gale have been made available to all libraries across the state. These have been added across our eLibrary in the relevant sections.

Arts / Literature

Infobase Click to Access

A great resource for a high school students and students studying English, Infobase has a large selection of HSC texts and critical views on literary figures including Jane Austen, Amy Tan, Aldous Huxley, Shakespeare and more. Infobase provides a Video Tutorial which might assist you to easily browse their collection.

Literature Resource Centre - Gale Click to Access

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

Business / Law

Choice Online In-library Access Only

Information for Australian consumers on products for the home, babies and kids, computers, food, cars, health, money, and more.

Communications and Mass Media - Gale OneFile Click to Access

Search millions of articles covering all aspects of communications, including advertising, public relations, and more.

Entrepreneurship - Gale Business Click to Access

Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.

Find Legal Answers Click to Access

Access answers to legal issues, information on how to get a lawyer, run a court case, find legislation and case law. All issues relating to the law in NSW can be found here.

National Construction Code Click to Access

National Construction Code details the technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings and other structures. Free, but registration required.

Plan Builder - Gale Business Click to Access 

Grow, plan, and optimise a business/nonprofit. Utilise development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.

Family History

Ancestry Library Edition In-Library Access Only

Find UK and US census, court, birth, marriage and death records, newspaper articles, photos and historical maps. Includes Australian Electoral Rolls 1901-1936. Click to access from home for a limited time

Find My Past In-Library Access Only

Search billions of records from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland. Click to access from home for a limited time

Internet History Resources In-Library Access Only

View images of historical documents which contain information that can help you trace people who lived and worked in New South Wales during the period 1850 - 1920. Note: This resource is no longer updated.

General Topics

Australian Dictionary of Biography Click to Access

Find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history. The ADB is produced by the National Centre of Biography at ANU.

Biography - Gale in Context Click to Access

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

Britannica Online Click to Access

Continuously updated resource database prepared by scholars and experts in their fields. Full text searchable, provides information at different reading levels as well as images, maps, videos and audio files.

Gardening and Horticulture - Gale OneFile Click to Access

Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.

General OneFile - Gale Click to Access

Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

Global Issues - Gale In Context  Click to Access

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

Home Improvement - Gale OneFile Click to Access

Search home improvement topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.

Opposing Viewpoints - Gale In Context Click to Access 

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

Health

Drug and Alcohol Information for PDHPE Students Click to Access

From the State Library of NSW, this research guide directs high school students to key websites, e-resources, books and information about drugs and alcohol.

Drug Info Click to Access

This resource from the State Library of NSW holds a trove of information on legal and illicit drugs, their effects and case studies.

Gender Studies - Gale OneFile Click to Access

Discover balanced coverage of topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

Health and Wellness - Gale Click to Access 

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.

History

Internet History Resources In-Library Access Only

View images of historical documents which contain information that can help you trace people who lived and worked in New South Wales during the period 1850 - 1920.

World History - Gale In Context  Click to Access

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

Local Issues

OneFile: News - Gale Click to Access 

Access major newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. Includes Australian News Limited and Fairfax newspapers

Randwick Photo Gallery Click to Access

This Photographic collection is a unique visual record of the Randwick area dating from the 1880's. The collection features photographs of events, industry, people, and places in the Randwick City area.

Randwick Local Legends Podcast Click to Access

This podcast series explores the history of Randwick City through the recollections of locals who know and love the area. Each episode is a personal snapshot in time provided by our guests as they recount rich and diverse experiences.

Newspapers / Magazines

Choice Online In-library Access Only

Information for Australian consumers on products for the home, babies and kids, computers, food, cars, health, money, and more.

General OneFile - Gale Click to Access

Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

OneFile: News - Gale Click to Access 

Access major newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. Includes Australian News Limited and Fairfax newspapers

Trove Click to Access

Trove from the National Library of Australia offers a vast collection of digitised newspapers from all over Australia, some dating back as far as 1803.

Science / Environment

Environmental Studies - Gale In Context Click to Access

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

Information Science - Gale OneFile Click to Access

Access articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology. Updated daily.

National Geographic Virtual Library Click to Access

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

National Geographic Kids Click to Access

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Use this separate link children’s dedicated computers.

Science - Gale In Context Click to Access

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

Science - Gale Interactive Click to Access

Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.

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