eResources

Using MWRC Library eResources

You might be required to enter your library barcode number and PIN/Password (day & month of birth) to access some of the eresources below.

Example - barcode: 2000012345, PIN: 0102 (for the 1st of February).

You can also use these same login details to access your online account.

If you experience any issues please contact the library for assistance on 6378 2740.

Featured eResource

Free study and homework help, online 24/7

With your library membership, you get free access to Studiosity: online study help from real people.

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.

Free CV and cover letter help, online 24/7

With your library membership, you also get free access to Studiosity's online, 24/7 CV and cover letter help from real professionals.

Click here to access Studiosity

eBooks and eAudiobooks

 

BorrowBox - freely borrow and read new and best selling eBooks and eAudiobooks through your computer, eReader, tablet or smartphone.

 

Axis360 - discover and borrow new eBooks and eAudiobooks for free. Download now to access the library's collection.

Access exclusive Recorded Books audiobook titles, as well as other popular eBooks and audiobook titles.

 

 

  

 World Book eBook - includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels.  

eBooks Public Library Collection

EBSCO eBooks - tens of thousands of e-books
for adults and young adults. Access via mobile device or desktop.

Project Gutenberg - offers over 56,000 free public domain eBooks including epub books and kindle books, download them or read them online.

eMagazines

RBdigital - access full colour, interactive digital magazines. Browse your library's collection of popular titles with no checkout periods, no holds, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

Good Reading Hub

Good Reading Hub for Book Lovers - an Australian resource with information on “Everything About Books”.

Good Reading Digital Magazine

Good Reading Digital Edition - access the latest issue of Good Reading including the digital library archive.

PK Mag

PK Mag - an e-zine for primary age kids publishing their creative work from book reviews, poetry and short stories to artwork and photography.

SpineOut

SpineOut - an online mag written by and for young adults. We welcome submissions such as short stories, poetry, art, short films and original music.

For children

 

Story Box Library - features engaging online Australian stories read by some of the finest storytellers from Australia and New Zealand. Stories are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun!

Free Trial

 

Haynes Manuals AllAccess - get free access to every Haynes digital repair manual for cars or motorcycles in one place. Search hundreds of online manuals and get expert repair guidance from Haynes.

Click on "login" and search for Mid-Western Regional Council Library in the "Find your institution" section, then enter your library barcode number.

Research and study

 

 

World Book Online - a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites. The World Book eBook collection is also available via this platform.

Studiosity icon

Studiosity - available 24/7, with your library membership get free access to online study help with real people. Connect Live to a subject specialist, receive detailed Writing Feedback, and access over 750 Practice Quizzes. Free CV and cover letter help is also available from real professionals.    

eResources - use your library card to access newspapers, full-text journals, magazines, online databases and eBooks & eAudiobooks through the State Libary of NSW.

Trove - find Australian resources including books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Provided by the National Library of Australia.

NoveList Plus icon

NoveList Plus - search for books by author, title, series, plot description or level of readership (children, young adults, adults, etc). Use the Read-Alikes feature to find other authors who write like your favourite author.

Literary Reference Center Plus - provides full-text information on authors and their works from sources including books, encyclopaedias and journals. Includes plot summaries, critical essays, reviews, poems and author biographies.

 Hobbies & Crafts Reference Centre

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Centre - comprehensive full-text content and detailed "how-to" instructions on over 140 of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today.

The Computer School

 

The Computer School - an online training directory hosting thousands of computer skills short courses which include full colour screen-shots with step-by-step instructions.

Australia/New Zealand Points of View - a full-text database that provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre - offers Australian and international content with articles in health, current affairs, science, social science, business and literature.

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier - provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and articles on biology, engineering, chemistry, physics and more.

MasterFILE Complete - covers most subject areas of general interest, and also includes reference books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.

GreenFILE icon

GreenFILE - includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

Science Reference Centre icon

Science Reference Center - contains science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and more. Topics include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, life science, physics, technology and wildlife.

Consumer Health Complete icon

Consumer Health - covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

History Reference Centre

History Reference Center - covers the broad expanse of world history featuring thousands of documents, articles, biographies of historical figures, images, videos, and maps.

Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) - a service of the State Library of NSW providing free access to law information.

Drug Info @ Your Library - freely access up-to-date information about alcohol and drugs.

 

 

 

Google Scholar - freely access the full-text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of formats and disciplines.

Australian Bureau of Statistics - freely access census and statistical information online. 

NSW Learners Test - 3 free learners practice tests available.

Driver Knowledge Test - take the free online practice test.