A - Z list

Know exactly what you're after and want to jump straight to it? For your convenience, all resources listed here are sorted alphabetically. Find the resource you are after with just one click and access using your library membership card. If you require further help, please contact us at any of our branches.

GALE State-wide resources available

From 1 July 2021, resources from Gale have been made available to all libraries across the state. These have been added across our eLibrary in the relevant sections

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Ancestry Library Edition Click to access in Library only

Find UK and US census, court, birth, marriage and death records, newspaper articles, photos and historical maps. Includes Australian Electoral Rolls 1901-1936.

Australia New Zealand - Gale OneFile Click to Access

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


Be Connected Click to Access

Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians, offering free courses such as how to access the internet, using your device and keeping in touch with others online.

Biography - Gale in Context Click to Access

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

Books and Authors - Gale Click to Access

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

Borrowbox Click to Access

Featuring Australian and international best-selling fiction for adults, young adults and children, titles can be enjoyed on the computer or downloaded to a supported portable device. Reserve or borrow up to 10 eAudiobooks and up to 10 eBooks every 3 weeks.

You can also access BorrowBox using the BorrowBox mobile app on your Apple or Android device from your appstore.  If you are using a PC or transferring to an eReader, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions. For more information, access the BorrowBox Help page.

Britannica Online Click to Access

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

Building Code of Australia (BCA) Click to Access

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) is contained within the National Construction Code (NCC) and provides the minimum necessary requirements for safety, health, amenity and sustainability in the design and construction of new buildings (and new building work in existing buildings) throughout Australia.

BusyThings Click to Access

BusyThings has over 120 online learning games for 3 to 11 year olds. Fun educational activities that help develop literacy and numeracy skills.

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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.

Clear Pronunciation Click to Access

Learn to recognise and pronounce the 43 sounds of English through audio, video and interactive activities. Students work with each sound in isolation, in words, sentences and in authentic texts.

Comics Plus No longer available . Comics now available via Hoopla.
Communications and Mass Media - Gale OneFile Click to Access

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

CSIRO eBooks In-Library Access Only

CSIRO Publishing is Australia's premier science publisher covering a wide range of disciplines including plant and animal sciences, farming, urban development and environmental management.

Your Randwick City Library membership provides you free access to a collection of 68 eBook titles. All the titles can be searched on our catalogue.

Drug Info  Click to Access

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

EdUnlimited Click to Register Click to Access

Need help with your studies and access to the latest HSC study guides? With EdUnlimited you get over 300 titles including course summaries, study notes, topic tests and practice exams, allowing you to study anywhere, anywhere, any time on any device. Includes All the ATAR Notes and Neap past exams.

Environmental Studies - Gale In Context Click to Access

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

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.

Find My Past Click to Access In Library Only

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

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Gale Business Insights: Global Click to Access

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

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.

GCF LearnFree Click to access

GCF LearnFree is a free, online resource created by the Goodwill Community Foundation. It offers tutorials, i lessons and videos on topics from literacy and numeracy to computer software and smart phones.

Gender Studies - Gale OneFile Click to access

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

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.

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.

Home Improvement - Gale OneFile Click to access

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

Hoopla Click to access

Randwick City Library members are granted simultaneous access to this digital streaming service containing over 1,000,000 items. Enjoy 10 loans per month, and all content is always available - never wait for ebooks, eaudiobooks, television, film, music and comics. When first using the app you will be asked  to create a hoopla account by registering your email address and setting a password for log in. An app is also available for iOs and Android.

indyreads / Odilo, from SLNSW Click to access

indyreads is a collection of ebooks and eAudio from independent publishers, self-published authors, local writers, and Local History Library materials. All you need is your library card number and password to borrow, download and start reading; anywhere, anytime. Titles are available through the library catalogue, as well as through the indyreads app for apple and android. If you are using a PC or transferring to an eReader, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions.

read the user guide to indyreads / odilo online.

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.

Information Science - Gale OneFile Click to access

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

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.

Job Skills with Studiosity  Click to access

Job Skills with Studiosity is perfect for those looking for employment or looking to improve their career skills..

Jobseekers Online by AMES Click to access

This series of online English courses covers  getting ready for work, looking for work, applying for a job, and the interview process.

Kanopy Click to access

Choose from over 30,000 films and documentaries from Australia and around the world with this on-demand steaming video service. It features films from the Criterion Collection, Madman Entertainment and many more. An app is also available for iOS and android.

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Libby, by Overdrive (Now includes eMagazines) Click to Access

Libby, by OverDrive provides access to thousands of eAudiobooks, eBooks & eMagazimes. Once a title is borrowed it will be accessible for up to three weeks. You can also borrow titles using the mobile app Libby on your Apple or Android  device. Users who want to download to an eReader will need to download Adobe Digital Editions. For more information, access the Libby Help and Technical Support page.

Note: The Economist  Asia Edition no longer  available from February 1 2023

Due to licensing changes The Economist Asia Edition will no longer be available.  The Standard Economist articles will still be available via Gale General OneFile.

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.

Living in Australia by AMES Click to access

A Series of general English online courses for students beginning to learn English, with a focus on language used in Australia.

Mango Click to Access

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, English, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. You can also access Mango Languages using the Mango Mobile mobile app on your Apple or Android device. If you don't already have the app you can download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or visit the Mango Mobile webpage.

MyCareerMatch Click to Access

MyCareerMatch is the ultimate career service that helps you discover the perfect career. It equips you with self-knowledge about your strengths and personality style, the qualities you would bring to the job and 'must know' information about how to write a winning resume.

National Construction Code Click to Access

The National Construction Code (NCC) details the technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings and other structures. The NCC and amendments can be downloaded free, but you will need to register for access.

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.

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

Opposing Viewpoints - Gale In Context Click to Access 

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

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Randwick Photo Gallery Click to Access

Available through the library catalogue, 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.

Road to IELTS - General Click to Access

A great tool for people undertaking the IELTS test, providing you help to develop skills you need to succeed in the exam. Access model essays, videos of the speaking test, find useful exam tips and more.

Road to IELTS - Academic Module Click to Access

A great tool for people undertaking the IELTS test, providing you help to develop skills you need to succeed in the exam. Access model essays, videos of the speaking test, find useful exam tips and more.

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.

Story Box Library Click to Access

Story Box Library is Australia's newest online resource that showcases Australian children's books, read by a diverse range of storytellers. StoryBox Library provides an authentic online literature experience that engages children in the traditional art of storytelling. New stories are added regularly, along with detailed classroom ideas linked to the Australian Curriculum.

Studiosity  Click to Access

1. Connect Live: select a subject (like writing, maths, science, economics, assignment research and more), type your question and you’ll be connected with a friendly Subject Specialist for live, one-to-one help in real time. It’s typed chat, interactive whiteboard and you can even share files.
2. Writing Feedback: submit your draft essay or written assignment, and in less than 24 hours one of the writing specialists will send it back to you with detailed feedback on how you can improve your own work. They’ll comment on your spelling/grammar, structure, language and more.
3. Practice Quizzes: access a database of over 750 practice tests in all core curriculum subjects, including maths, English, chemistry, biology, and physics with year levels from 7-12. If you get stuck on a quiz question you can connect straight through to a Specialist.

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Tech Savvy Seniors (YouTube Channel) Click to Access

These technology training videos are available in a range of languages. In NSW, the Tech Savvy Seniors program is funded by the NSW Government (through the Department of Family and Community Services) and Telstra.

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.

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.

World Wide English by AMES Click to access

English courses for all levels of learners with a focus on job seeking, work, life and study. Watch this video to learn more about the resource.

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