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A great place to find newspaper and magazine articles as well as up to date information on all subjects. 

The Library subscribes to databases of newspaper and magazine articles as well as databases containing information on subjects such as health, science, law, history and literature. A database is also a great place to find up-to-date medical and scientific information not yet published in books.

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Databases coloured green in the list and marked with an asterisk Discover morebelow are included in the Discover more search above.
If searching from home, login when prompted by entering your library membership number.

Searching a Database in the Library

If the database you would like to search in the Library requires a password please ask library staff.

Business and Law

Discover moreANZ reference centre - Australian and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, reference books and company information. Home Library

Online Learning  an online education platform offering video courses from industry experts in a range of areas including business, design, developing, IT, marketing, web design, photography and more. Home​

Consumer Information

Choice online - Contains all of the content in choice magazine and Computer Choice magazine, plus interactive data and special features. Library

General Reference

National Construction Code - you will need to register for a free account to access the code. ​ ​ ​Available here
MasterFile Complete - Full text periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Home


Discover moreANZ reference centre - Australian and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, reference books and company information. Home Library
Discover moreConsumer health complete - Authoritative and easily understandable health and medical information. Home Library
Drug info @ your library Home Library

History and genealogy

Ancestry library edition - Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Library - Worldwide family history research online. Search birth, marriage and death indexes, census returns and many more resources from more than 120 countries. Over 1.8 billion records and growing.

(Two user licence)

British Newspaper Archive - A partnership between the British Library and findmypast to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection.
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Discover moreHistory reference centre - Full text history information from reference books, encyclopaedias and over 150 leading history periodicals. Historical documents including biographies, photos, maps and video. Home Library​

Hobbies and Craft

Hobbies and Craft Reference Centre - This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Home Library


Legal answers - Find legal answers to everyday questions about the law in NSW. Home Library


Literature and poetry

Discover moreLiterary reference centre PLUS - Biographies, bibliographies and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors, US based. Home Library
Novelist Plus - Use this to look for books by author, title, series, plot description or level of readership. Includes plot summaries, genre and theme based lists and ideas for book discussions. Home Library

The Source - The Source is a subject guide to children’s literature: books, short stories, traditional literature and poetry from around the world with an emphasis on Australian and New Zealand literature.

Who Else Writes Like...? -  An established reference web resource and reading promotion tool. It is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of writers they read. Home


Sydney Morning Herald
Online replica newspaper

The Age
Online replica newspaper
Australian Financial Review
Online replica newspaper


Academic search premier - full text international coverage of the following subject areas: biography, biology, current affairs, environment, humanities, science & technology, social science. Home Library
Discover moreGreenFILE - Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Includes global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Home Library
Discover moreScience reference centre - Thousands of science topics, experiments, biographies and illustrations. Home Library

Search the State Library eResources to access more articles, images, newspapers etc.

You can access these online resources with your Wollongong City Libraries membership card.

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