eResources @ Your Library

Mid-Western Regional Council Library subscribes to many online resources that enable members to access information, both at our library branches and in the comfort of your own home.

To access information you may be required to enter your library membership number and your PIN. Your PIN consists of 4 digits, being the day and month of your birth. If you have difficulty in connecting to our resources, please contact the library on 6378 2740.

Your Library also holds a Legal Information collection and these titles can be browsed here.

 

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Featured eResources

Australia/NZ Reference Centre

This general database covers Australian and international content on health, current affairs, science, social science, business.

Aust & NZ Points of View

Australia/New Zealand Points of View is a designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

Academic Search Premier

A scholarly collection offering information in academic study including: astronomy, biology, geography, law, mathematics, music, theology, zoology and more.

Consumer Health Complete icon

Consumer Health contains full text articles covering all areas of health and wellness. Topics include ageing, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition, men’s, women’s and children’s health.

MasterFILE Premier

This database has nearly 1,700 periodicals, dating as far back as 1975. MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for reference books and primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection.

GreenFILE icon

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Topics include global warming, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and recycling.

eBooks and eMagazines

 eBooks 

Axis 360 gives library users the ability to discover and borrow ebooks and audiobooks with ease. Download the Axis 360 app now to access your library's digital collection.

Digital Magazines

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

Good Reading

Good Reading Online Hub for Book Lovers
‘An Australian resource with information on
“Everything About Books”.'

Good Reading Digital Magazine

Good Reading Digital Edition
Here you will find not only the latest issue of
Good Reading but our digital library archive as well

 PK Mag

“Students can experience the thrill
of being published with PK.”

SpineOut

SpineOut Online is a place where you can express your ideas and thoughts and to share your creativity.”

Reading For The Young

Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks - Animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

Story Box Library features engaging online Australian stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers. Our stories are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun!

Help & Information Online

Your Tutor icon

Live online tutoring service that connects a student to an Australian teacher or tutor online and is available from 3.30pm - 6.30 pm, Monday - Thursday and 3pm - 7pm on Sunday (except public holidays and over the Christmas/New Year period) – and offers assistance with the following: English, Mathematics, Science, Research, Business Studies, Economics/Commerce, Numeracy, Literacy, Resumes/CV, Cover Letters, Job Application tips, Job Searching Skills, Resourcing, Interviews/Presenting, and Support for ESL & IELTS.

World Book Web

 

World Book Online is 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.

Chemistry - Science Online

Facts on File - Science Online

Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

Science Reference Centre icon

Provides easy access to a multitude of full text science oriented content. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, science and society, technology and wildlife.

NSW State Library eResources

Your MWRC Library card can now provide access to the State Library of NSW online resources, including local and international newspapers, full-text journals, magazines, online databases, eBooks and eAudiobooks.  Access the State Library of NSW online resources register and log in using your Library card number

History Reference Centre

Ebsco - History Reference Center

Contains thousands of reliable resources — including primary source documents, biographies, photos, maps and more — to help you complete your research.

Pyramid - Ancient History Online

Facts on File -
Ancient and Medieval History Online

Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

Satellite - Modern History Online

Facts on File -
Modern World History Online

Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history from the mid-15th century to the present.

The Computer School

The Computer School is an interactive online training directory hosting thousands of computer skills short courses including: computer and technology basics, internet safety and security, tablets, mobile devices, apps and much more. Tutorials include full colour, easy-to-follow screen-shots with step-by-step instructions.

Access Video On Demand

Access Video On Demand features more than 13,000 videos and 207,000 video segments in eight comprehensive collections. New videos are added every year.

NoveList Plus icon

Use NoveList Plus to look 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 Centre

Literary Reference Centre 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. 

 eBooks Public Library Collection

EBSCO’s eBook Public Library Collection
is Now Available!
Tens of thousands of e-books for adults and young adults from industry-leading publishers, all with a user-friendly search experience and simple download process.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Centre

Comprehensive full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. Hobbies & Crafts Reference Centre offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Legal Information

The Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) is a specialist information service of the State Library of NSW. It provides access to information about the law for all members of the community in NSW.

Drug Information

drug info @ your library provides up to date information about alcohol and drugs through local public libraries in New South Wales.

Practice Driving Test

Get ready for your NSW Learners Test in no time with our simulated practice tests. Choose from 3 free learners practice tests below, or view the official NSW driver’s manual. All our practice tests are free and were designed to imitate the real learners test in every detail possible.

RMS

Take the free online practice Driver Knowledge Test. It is designed to help you become familiar with the test, and decide if you’re ready to attempt the test for real.
Experienced drivers can also take the practice test to check their knowledge of the road rules. The practice test looks and operates like the real test. It consists of 45 questions drawn from the DKT Question Bank, and is available in the same languages as the real test.

State Library of NSW

The State Library of New South Wales is internationally renowned and one of Australia’s leading libraries. With an extensive collection of over five million items, the State Library aims to collect, preserve and make accessible the documentary heritage of NSW. The Library also offers access to information and resources both onsite and online, and hosts a dynamic range of public programs through exhibitions, talks, tours and movies.

National Library of Australia

The role of the Australian National Library, as defined by the National Library of Australia Act 1960, is to ensure that documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people, as well as significant non-Australian library materials, are collected, preserved and made accessible either through the Library itself or through collaborative arrangements with other libraries and information providers.

  

Find and get over 303,990,190 Australian and online resources on Trove, including books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.

Australia's official statistical organisation. Access to census and statistical information is now freely available online. You do not need a username or password to access this site.

 

CWA Country of Study

Each year, Central Northern Regional Library creates a website to assist the CWA of NSW with their current country of study.
The 2017 country of study is Nepal. Explore the links to discover a variety of useful, interesting and relevant websites here.