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Research and discover the information you need with our expansive collection of databases, websites and platforms. All you need is your library membership! Not a member yet? Join online here.

For further details, contact our Collections and Information Services Librarian or call 9911 6312.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics provides a full range of Local, Regional, National and International statistical and reference information. 

Australian Standards

Standards Australia have launched Reader Room, an initiative which aims to provide no fee, non-commercial limited access to Australian Standards. Users of Reader Room will be provided with three tokens annually which allows them to access available individual standards for 24 hours at a time, at no cost.

You can access Reader Room here and watch a demonstration video here.


Britannica provides online encyclopedia reference in student editions, dictionary, thesaurus, internet guide and world atlas.

Choice Online

Choice Online contains a wide range of information, product tests and reports on consumer products. Choice Online is available at the Library only, please obtain login details from Library staff.

Drug Info @ Your Library

Drug Info @ Your Library provides up to date, easy to read, quality drug and alcohol resources.

Find Legal Answers

Find Legal Answers guides users through online legal information (including ebooks and Hot Topics) and shows what is available in your local library. It also helps provide legal advice services if users need to speak to a lawyer.

Gale eResources

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

Gale Business Insights: Global allows you to compare global economies, countries, and industries with in-depth analysis on over 400,000 companies.

Gale General OneFile provides access general interest periodicals, journals and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research. 

Gale Health and Wellness provides 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. 

Gale In Context: Biography allows you to discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazines, and multimedia content. 

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies can help you understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content. 

Gale In Context: Global Issues allows you to analyse important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints allows you to search overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues. 

Gale In Context: Science can help you understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more. 

Gale Interactive: Science allows you to manipulate 3D interactive models to visualise and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science. 

Gale In Context: World History allows you to uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources. 

Gale OneFile: Australia and New Zealand provides access comprehensive periodical content with a focus on Australia and New Zealand, complemented by global news, reference, and multimedia coverage.

Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice features comprehensive periodical and journal content for researchers studying law, law enforcement, forensic science, and more. 

Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies provides access to a range of periodical and journal content to explore cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. 

Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture features millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts. 

Gale OneFile: Home Improvement features home improvement topics such as architectural techniques, tool and materials selection, zoning requirements, and more. 

Gale OneFile: Psychology features authoritative periodical and journal content supporting research in all fields of psychology.

Gale Literature Resource Centre features up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras. 

Infobase Learning Cloud

Infobase Learning Cloud is an online software training video tutorial resource on the most popular software topics covering more than 500 applications on both PCs and Macs.

Multicultural Health Communication Service

The Multicultural Health Communication Service provides up to date information on a large range of health issues, presented as fact files in over 60 languages. 

National Geographic Virtual Library

National Geographic Virtual Library is a cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery. 

Online Safety

Help your kids make smart choices about who and what they find online. The Australian Communications and Media Authority gives the following tips for parents:

  • Spend time online with your kids
  • Help your kids use the Internet as an effective research tool
  • Teach children that online information is not always reliable
  • Teach your children 'netiquette'
  • Chat safely and be aware of online stranger danger
  • Set rules
  • Be involved
  • Teach your kids ways of dealing with disturbing material.

Remember, the best protection is parental supervision!

More information on online safety for parents and kids can be found on eSafety.

Bullying. No Way!  provides information and ideas for students, parents and teachers.

Kid's Helpline  is a safe, free and private support network for children.

The National Centre Against Bullying is an initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, is a peak body working to advise and inform the Australian community on the issue of childhood bullying and the creation of safe schools and communities, including the issue of cyber safety.

Road to IELTS

Road to IELTS (Academic) is a self-study IELTS preparation course produced by the British Council to help candidates prepare for the IELTS exam supporting Academic test preparations. 

Road to IELTS (General) is a self-study IELTS preparation course produced by the British Council to help candidates prepare for the IELTS exam supporting General Training test preparations. 

State Library of NSW eResources

Your library card also grants you access to State Library's online resources, including local and international newspapers, full-text journals, magazines, online databases, eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Visit State Library of NSW eResources to register your City of Canada Bay Library card number and log in.

World Book Online

World Book Online is a fully comprehensive authoritative encyclopedia and offers links to authoritative websites.