Online Study Centre
These online websites and databases can support your research or school projects.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry is a genealogy tool that allows you to trace your family history. It contains genealogy information from around the world, including Australian content. Please note that this can only be acessed from inside the Bland Shire Library.
Standards Australia’s online document collection of specifications and procedures designed to ensure quality and establish safety criteria. Full web-based access to over 6,800 national Australian Standards. Please note that this can only be accessed from inside the Bland Shire Library.
World Book Website
The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. World Book is publisher of the famous World Book series and includes World Book online for kids, World Book Online Info Finder and World Book Online Reference Centre, ideal reference tools for the whole family.
Academic Search Elite
This a scholarly collection offering full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including: animal science, anthropology, astronomy, biology, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, geography, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology and many other fields. With full text for more than 2,100 journals, 1700 of which are peer-reviewed, this database will become the first point of call for all students seeking high quality information.
Australia/NZ Reference Centre
The Australia/NZ Reference Centre combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers & newswires, reference books, and company information to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to public libraries. This database provides local perspectives on current events, business, sports, and many other subjects. Examples of titles offered in Australia/NZ Reference Centre include: The Australian, The Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, Australia & World Affairs, Australia Country Report, Australian Geographic, Family Matters, Management, Marketing Bulletin, Time Australia, and many others.
Climate Kelpie is for Australian farmers and their advisors. It connects you to tools and information about climate to help you make decisions about your farm business.
Consumer Health Complete
A great sources of full text information on a diverse range of health related subject areas including: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Prescription Drugs, Herbal remedies, and alternative or complementary treatments, etc. 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.
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. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles as well.
Literary Reference Centre
Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. The database includes more than 10,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, 75,000 articles of literary criticism, 130,000 author biographies, full text of over 300 literary journals, 500,000 book reviews, 25,000 classic and contemporary poems, 11,000 classic and contemporary short stories, full text of over 7,500 classic novels (anticipated by Fall 2006), 3,000 author interviews, and over 1,000 images of key literary figures.
Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.
Chances are that you already love NoveList and use it for all of your reader's advisory fiction needs. Now you can use NoveList Plus to help your patrons find their next great non-fiction read. An upgrade to NoveList, NoveList Plus provides information on over 250,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles included, plus feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Recommended Reads and more.
Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 270 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Providing the basis from which students can realise and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills; this database helps students judge Fact vs. Opinion and enhances their ability to read and think critically.
Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs.
Bolinda E Audiobooks and EBooks
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