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

 indyreads

Indyreads™  provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles,
classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format. 

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eBooks and eAudiobooks

indyreads

Indyreads - independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles.

Access OverDrive eBook and eAudiobook titles. Click here to browse your Library's collection

 

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.

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

 

  

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

Digital Magazines

 

Access full colour, interactive digital magazines with Overdrive. Browse your library's collection of popular titles.

Nat Geo Virtual Library

Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery.

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.

Help With Finding Your Perfect Career

My Career Match

My Career Match is a FREE career profile source that matches personality style to careers.

It also assists you to write the resume that will get you noticed.

In less than 15 minutes, it will give you ideas on the best careers for you.

 

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!

Nat Geo Kids

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

Research and Study

Ancestry

 Ancestry.com is usually only available for use in the Library but, until the end of December 2021, it is now available to be accessed from the comfort of your home.

World Book Online - a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio and video, current periodicals and related websites.
Also browse the World Book eBook collection.

hsc

The State Library has just launched an HSC 2021 web page which brings together key information for students and teachers.  

Find links to research guides for Society & Culture, English, History (Modern and Ancient) and Legal Studies as well as our recent Smart research for HSC students webinars now accessible online.   

Teachers can check out the For Teachers page for links to booking inquiry forms for onsite and online HSC Introduction to resources workshops.  

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

Trove

Trove - Search Trove to explore amazing collections from Australian libraries, universities, museums, galleries and archives. It’s free and available online all day, every day.

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.

Books and Authors

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

Literature Resource Centre

Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

Power Search

Cross-search In Context databases and  OneFile:News via thePower Search Platform

General OneFile

Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

Biography

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

Environmental Studies

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

Global Issues

Analyse issues & events through overviews, viewpoints, news, & multimedia content.

Opposing Viewpoints

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

Science

Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.

World History

Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.

Interactive Science

Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize
and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.

Health and Wellness

Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, to provide information on a full range of health-related issues.

News

Access major newspapers to search articles by title, headline, date, or other fields. Includes Australian News Limited and Fairfax newspapers.

Information Science

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

Entrepreneurship

Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.

Plan Builder

Grow, plan, and optimize a business/nonprofit. Utilize development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.

Agriculture

Access current and authoritative periodical content covering agriculture and its related fields.

Fine Arts

Search articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Resource for serious fine arts students.

Gardening and Horticulture

Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.

Hospitality and Tourism

Discover well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.

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

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

 

 

 

Google Scholar - access 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 practice tests available.

Driver Knowledge Test - take the free online practice test.