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Lane Cove Library eResources

 

The databases and electronic resources listed below are available in the Library and from home unless otherwise specified.  

For assistance with using any of these resources, visit the Information Desk in the Library or phone 9911 3634 during our opening hours.

 

eLibrary

 

Family History Resources

 

Health & Lifestyle

HSC Resources

 Kids Online

Law

Literature & Languages

 

​Local Information

Research

 

​Science & Environment

 

 

 

eLibrary

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Library members will now be able to enjoy Australian documentaries and feature films from around the world any time in the comfort of their own homes.  Catch the films you missed and the ones you'd love to watch over again. 

To get started, simply click here, enter your valid library barcode, sit back and relax.  Let the library and your internet service provider help you enjoy watching movies in a whole new way.

Bolinda Borrowbox​Australian and international fiction and non-fiction in eBook and eAudiobook formats. Includes fiction works for children and young adults.

Download to your PC or mobile device using your Shorelink Library card and PIN 

ComicsPlus​Easy access to digital graphic novels and comics, unlimited loans, download to your device for 7 days.
Overdrive​Current and classic fiction and non-fiction eAudiobooks and eBooks.  Download at home to your PC or mobile device using your Shorelink library card number and PIN. 

Find instructions for your device here 

​More than 300 fiction and non-fiction titles for all school ages, plus a collection of classics.  Books can be downloaded to tablets or mobile devices for reading anywhere anytime.
Zinio​​Your favourite magazines including art and photography, travel, lifestyle, cars, investing and more available to download to your mobile device.

 

 

Family History Resources

Ancestry Library Edition​A genealogy research tool with billions or records.

NB: Access available only within Lane Cove and Greenwich libraries

The British Newspaper Archive​A family history database that provides access to digitised copies of county and London newspapers published in the United Kingdom between 1800 and 1900. Content includes main articles, family notices, advertisements, obituaries and letters.

NB: Access only available within Lane Cove Local Studies Reading Room. Users need to register.

Find my pastA family history database that provides access to a wide variety of records and documents including births, deaths and marriages, census, military records, newspapers and immigration records for United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific.

NB: Access available only within Lane Cove Local Studies Reading Room

National Archives of Australia​Access points for records from Defence, Immigration and Cabinet. The site also offers fact sheets and guides to the collections as well as resources for family historians.
NSW State Archives & Records​Resources and guidence for historians - Online Indexes, Digital Galleries and "Photo Investigator".

 

 

Health & Lifestyle

Consumer Health CompleteConsumer-oriented health information in the form of reference books and encyclopaedias, pamphlets and medical images and diagrams.  Contains some Australian material.
A joint initiative of State Library of NSW and NSW Health, this is a collection of fact sheets and other resources designed for target audiences.
​Access a wide range of up-to-date and reliable information on health and wellbeing from this Australian government gateway.

 

 

HSC Resources

HSC Study Lab​HSC Study Lab is an online HSC study companion, exam preparation and revision tool for students in years 11 and 12.

Courses are based on the NSW syllabus, are delivered by expert teachers with extensive knowledge in marking, cover all syllabus dot points, and are available to you online 24/7. All firsthand investigations are also covered through experiment videos or simulations.

  

 

Kids Online

Amazing, colourful and quirky, suits all kinds of learners between the ages of 3-9, addressing literacy, numeracy and creativity. Children of all abilities can play games, use creative tools and display their art work in a gallery.
​Includes Maths stories, Non Fiction and Fiction eBooks, Read-Along Chapter books and Graphic novels for a wide range of reading levels.
​Thousands of engaging projects suitable for hobbyists - from beginner to expert, for children and adults.
​Designed mainly for students with upper primary level reading skills, this site turns texts into plays, scripts and monologues that build reading and fluency skills.  Materials include Aesop’s fables and some of Shakespeare’s more popular plays.
​A resource for pre-schoolers and early school years with interactive learning environments: stories and games; reading and pre-reading and a visual encyclopedia.
Explores advances in agriculture, communications, medicine, engineering and much more.
​A general reference site especially for younger readers.  It offers easy-to-read articles, images and illustrations, multimedia, maps and activities.

 

 

Law

A collection of primary and secondary legal materials for Australian federal and state law.

Information about Parliament as well as Hansard, bills and audio material plus current and historical Parliamentary information.

The most complete and up-to-date collection of Commonwealth legislation.

Specialist legal information service that includes legal resources and help finding legal advice in NSW.

The National Construction Code provices technical specifications for the design and construction of buildings and other structures. 

The official NSW government website for the online publication of NSW legislation.

​​A comprehensive collection of current Australian Standards.

NB: Access available only within Lane Cove and Greenwich libraries

 

 

Literature & Languages

General English courses from beginner to intermediate with a work, life and study focus.  Jobseekers can practise resume and cover letter writing and prepare for interviews.

Select Lane Cove Library from the dropdown list and use your library barcode number to log in

Collection of literary criticism, plot summaries, poetry and short stories, literary journals and book reviews.

A guide to fiction and non-fiction reading that includes book discussion guides, author read-alikes and award winners.

Set up a personal account to track your own learning. Learn a huge range of languages from Afrikaans to Zulu as well as English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

When using at home for the first time, use your Lane Cove Library barcode to register, then nominate a username and password of your choice for subsequent use

Find Australian locations for books, manuscripts and maps. Also view pictures, hear sound recordings, and read digitised major Australian newspapers from the late 19th and 20th centuries.

 

 

Local Information

The Lane Cove: On the Street Where You Live wiki provides information about street names, parks, historical buildings and identities of the Lane Cove municipality.

Lane Cove statistical profile compiled from the results of the 1991 to 2011 censuses. 2016 Census data will be released in April 2017.

The LINCS Community Infiormation Database is a searchable directory of local services and community groups

 

 

Research

 

In-depth business coverage through journals and online business sources as business cases and dissertations.

​Academic journal articles on a range of topics including politics and government, health, science, religion and literature.  Most are available in full-text.

Presents multiple viewpoints on current social issues eg cloning, GM foods and global warming.  A full-text collection of essays, magazine articles, radio/TV transcripts and primary source documents.

Australasian newspapers, magazines, newswires and reference books.  The database also includes over 500,000 photos, maps and flags.

Journal articles, reference books and primary source documents on a range of general interest topics including business, health, science and education.

Scholarly journals and magazines that cover a wide range of popular academic subjects.  Most are available in full-text.

All articles from the World Book Encyclopedia plus thousands of additional articles. Suitable for homework and research in the middle school years.

Tailored to the needs of students at high school and beyond. It offers advanced searching, computer and web tutorials, and research tools including dictionary and atlas.

 

 

Science & Environment

​Scholarly and general interest articles, government reports and documents on environmental topics including sustainability, energy, recycling and related issues. Some full-text available.
Designed for primary and lower secondary students, this resource covers popular topics such as consumption, food production, transportation and much more.

Student-oriented collection of periodicals, reference books and encyclopaedias plus images and videos.