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LEARNING & RESEARCH

Providing our community with learning resources and research tools

LEARNING & RESEARCH

Online Research & Study

Authoritative and trusted information is vital, and for more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights by all people, for all purposes.

Search through the resources below, which are free to all library members, and click on an area of interest.

To find out how to use these great online resources, and to get the most out of your research, visit the Gale support centre at www.support.gale.com/training/browse and search for resource guides, tip sheets, and video tutorials. Enter your library card number to log in.

National Geographic Virtual Library

  • National Geographic Magazine 1888-current (1-month embargo)
  • National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World (cross-searched with National Geographic Magazine)
  • National Geographic Kids
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIRTUAL LIBRARY
Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery.
 
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS
Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.
 

Gale General OneFile

GALE GENERAL
Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.
 
Gale Health and Wellness
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.
 
Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine
HEALTH AND MEDICINCE
Find up-to-date information on a range of health care topics. Best for students, researchers, and health care professionals.
 
Gale OneFile: Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY
Find authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology.
 
Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts
CULINARY ARTS
Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles.
 
Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture  
GARDENING AND HORTICULTURE
Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.
 
Gale OneFile: Home Improvement
HOME IMPROVEMENT
Search home improvement topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.
 
Gale Interactive Science
SCIENCE: GALE INTERACTIVE
Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.
 
Gale OneFile: News
NEWS
Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields.
 
Business Databases
PLAN BUILDER
Grow, plan, and optimize a business/nonprofit. Utilize development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.
 
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.
 
Literature Databases
LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTRE
Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.
 
BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Answer the age-old question, “What do I read next?” Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.
 
Gale in Context
BIOGRAPHY
Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.
 
GLOBAL ISSUES
Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.
 
OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.
 
SCIENCE: GALE IN CONTEXT
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.
 
Other online research tools
INTERNET HISTORY REFERENCE
Over 30,000 pages of online records for family history research in New South Wales.
 
ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION
Ancestry Library Edition provides library members with access to a wide range of resources for genealogy and historical research.
 
THE COCHRANE LIBRARY
A collection of databases containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.
 
BRITANNICA LIBRARY
Accessible from home with your library card number. Britanica Library is more than an encyclopedia. It contains comprehensive information in a variey of formats for all ages.
 
CATTLE DIP SITE LOCATOR
This database contains historical information regarding cattle dip sites in the Northern Rivers region that the NSW Government was involved with.


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