Richmond Tweed Regional Library


Providing our community with learning resources and research tools


Research Databases

We have a large collection of databases suitable for school, academic and private research. Most are able to be accessed from your home PC.


Academic Search Premier

Provides full text academic journals and peer-reviewed titles in nearly every area of academic study.

Australia/New Zealand Points of View

100 controversial topics each with an overview and counterpoint. Also provides a Guide to Critical Analysis.

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

The largest collection of regional full text Australasian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books. Includes 502,000 photos, maps and flags


Well-researched scholarly, government and general-interest information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

History Reference Centre

Offers full text from reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, leading history periodicals,  historical documents, biographies, historical photos and maps, and videos.

Hobbies and Craft Reference Centre

Comprehensive full text content for many hobbies, crafts and recreation activities. Including magazines, books, videos and hobby reports. Offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas.

MasterFILE Premier

Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

NSW Agriculture Cattle Dip Community Database

Historical information regarding cattle dip sites in the Northern Rivers region that the NSW Government was involved with.

National Construction Code

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) provides essential technical regulations for the design and construction of buildings, and as a national performance-based document it establishes a uniform approach to building regulation in every State and Territory.

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Australian and World History

Australian history and Ancient and Modern history titles adapted for online use with extensive searching capabilities. Designed for students.

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.

Special Science Reference Centre Interface

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources, designed to meet every student's science research needs,

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Consumer Health Complete

Single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content.

The Cochrane Library

A collection of databases containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

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In-Library access

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition provides library members with access to a wide range of resources for genealogy and historical research.

Internet History Resources

Over 18,000 pages of online records for family history research in New South Wales, Australia. Available in library

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