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.

Perform a single search across all our eResources using our online catalogue.

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, 901.68 KB to help you find what you're looking for.

Arts / Literature

Academic Search Premier Click to Access

Scholarly collection of information covering a range of academic subject fields. With nearly 3,000 additional full-text Magazines & Journals. 

eBooks via EBSCO Click to Access

With a collection of over 33,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended non-fiction titles. A wide range of subjects and topics are covered to meet various patron research needs, including substantial offerings in Self-Help, Health & Fitness, Games, Crafts & Hobbies, Medical, Cooking and Religion. This collection also features titles on Recreation and Leisure, Geography, Commerce, Finance, The Family, Marriage, Women, Folklore, Social and Public Welfare, and Home Economics.

Hobbies and Craft Reference Center Click to Access

Comprehensive full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today 1234 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, Birder's World, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World, and many more.

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.

Literary Reference Center Plus Click to Access

Literary Reference Center Plus is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Updated to include 1,400 additional full-text literary reference books.

MasterFILE Click to Access

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Complete contains full text for nearly 2,200 magazines covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

Business / Law

Academic Search Premier Click to Access

Scholarly collection of information covering a range of academic subject fields. With nearly 3,000 additional full-text Magazines & Journals. 

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.

eBooks via EBSCO Click to Access

With a collection of over 33,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended non-fiction titles. A wide range of subjects and topics are covered to meet various patron research needs, including substantial offerings in Self-Help, Health & Fitness, Games, Crafts & Hobbies, Medical, Cooking and Religion. This collection also features titles on Recreation and Leisure, Geography, Commerce, Finance, The Family, Marriage, Women, Folklore, Social and Public Welfare, and Home Economics.

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.

MasterFILE Click to Access

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Complete contains full text for nearly 2,200 magazines covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more.

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 you need to register for access.

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.

Find My Past In-Library Access Only

Search billions of records from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland.

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.

General Topics

Academic Search Premier Click to Access

Scholarly collection of information covering a range of academic subject fields. With nearly 3,000 additional full-text Magazines & Journals. 

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. 

eBooks via EBSCO Click to Access

With a collection of over 33,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended non-fiction titles. A wide range of subjects and topics are covered to meet various patron research needs, including substantial offerings in Self-Help, Health & Fitness, Games, Crafts & Hobbies, Medical, Cooking and Religion. This collection also features titles on Recreation and Leisure, Geography, Commerce, Finance, The Family, Marriage, Women, Folklore, Social and Public Welfare, and Home Economics.

MasterFILE Click to Access

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Complete contains full text for nearly 2,200 magazines covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more.

Health

Academic Search Premier Click to Access

Scholarly collection of information covering a range of academic subject fields. With nearly 3,000 additional full-text Magazines & Journals. 

Consumer Health Complete Click to Access

A great source of full text information on a diverse range of health related subject areas. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

Drug Info @ Your Library Click to Access

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

eBooks via EBSCO Click to Access

With a collection of over 33,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended non-fiction titles. A wide range of subjects and topics are covered to meet various patron research needs, including substantial offerings in Self-Help, Health & Fitness, Games, Crafts & Hobbies, Medical, Cooking and Religion. This collection also features titles on Recreation and Leisure, Geography, Commerce, Finance, The Family, Marriage, Women, Folklore, Social and Public Welfare, and Home Economics.

MasterFILE Click to Access

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Complete contains full text for nearly 2,200 magazines covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more.

History

Academic Search Premier Click to Access

Scholarly collection of information covering a range of academic subject fields. With nearly 3,000 additional full-text Magazines & Journals. 

eBooks via EBSCO Click to Access

With a collection of over 33,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended non-fiction titles. A wide range of subjects and topics are covered to meet various patron research needs, including substantial offerings in Self-Help, Health & Fitness, Games, Crafts & Hobbies, Medical, Cooking and Religion. This collection also features titles on Recreation and Leisure, Geography, Commerce, Finance, The Family, Marriage, Women, Folklore, Social and Public Welfare, and Home Economics.

History Reference Center Click to Access

Discover research materials for the study of world history. With content ranging from historical periodicals, scholarly publications, biographies to maps, photos and videos for both ancient and modern 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.

MasterFILE Click to Access

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Complete contains full text for nearly 2,200 magazines covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more.

Local Issues

Australia / New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre Click to Access

Australian and NZ specific articles and reference books included to create a large collection of full text content on a range of issues impacting our region.

Australia / New Zealand Reference Centre Click to Access

Australian and NZ specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books included to create a large collection of full text content. Examples of titles offered include: The Australian, The Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, Australian Geographic, Time Australia, and many others.

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.

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.

MasterFILE Click to Access

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Complete contains full text for nearly 2,200 magazines covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more.

Sydney Morning Herald Archive In-Library Access Only

Search every edition of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald between 1955-1995.

The Times Digital Click to Access

The complete digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785 - 2008, great for historical research. For further help, The Times has Searching and Browsing tips available.

The Sunday Times Click to Access

The complete digital edition of The Sunday Times. For further help, The Sunday Times has Searching and Browsing tips available.

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 

Academic Search Premier Click to Access

Scholarly collection of information covering a range of academic subject fields. With nearly 3,000 additional full-text Magazines & Journals. 

GreenFILE Click to Access

GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment.

MasterFILE Click to Access

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Complete contains full text for nearly 2,200 magazines covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more.

Science Reference Center Click to Access

A research database with science oriented content, covering biology, chemistry, earth & space science, physics, environmental science, health, medicine, technology, etc.

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