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The library subscribes to a number of high quality databases. We have organised them by topic to help you find what you need. These databases give library members free access to millions of authoritative articles, journals, images and other resources on every conceivable subject. 

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Family History

Ancestry

Ancestry Library Edition is a huge subscription database, similar to the popular Ancestry.com, which you can use to trace your ancestors. Searches over 4000 databases including Australian convict index, Australian electoral rolls, United Kingdom census records, British Army World War 1 pension records, United States census records and much more.

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Genealogy, Family History

Find My Past

Find My Past features records from the United Kingdom, Ireland, USA, Canada and Australia. Use in Library Only.

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Genealogy, Family History, Australian History

History

Ancient and Medieval History Online

Explore Ancient & Medieval History around the world.

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Australian Dictionary of Biography Online

Australia's dictionary of national biography featuring concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.

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Biographies, Famous Australians

Australian Newspapers 1803 – 1954

Access historic Australian newspapers from 1803 to 1954, digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program from the National Library of Australia.

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Australian History, Culture, Genealogy

Historical Publications Online - Australian Bureau of Statistics

Produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics: Year Book Australia is a comprehensive general reference work which includes basic statistics and different feature articles relating to Australia each year.

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Statistics, Australia, History

History Reference Centre

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

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History

Modern World History Online

Explore Modern History from 1450 to the present.

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Law

AustLII

AustLII (Australian Legal Institute) provides access to: legislation (Commonwealth and States), treaties, decisions of courts and tribunals, law reform and Royal Commission reports, Federal Courts (High Court, Family Court, etc.)

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Australian Law, Legislation

Find Legal Answers

Find Legal Answers web guide provides access to current information and resources about the law in NSW.

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Legal Help, Information

General Reference

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre the largest Australasian magazine, newspapers and reference collection online.

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Multidisiplinary

Australian / New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre

Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre provides points and counterpoints on current issues in today’s society.

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General Reference, Points of View

Britannica Image Quest

Free access to two million images from over 50 of the best collections in the world

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Homework help, Pictures

Building codes of Australia

Building Code of Australia online. Access is FREE but you will need to register.

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Building & Construction

Carters Price Guide

Carter’s Price Guide offers information on over 75,000 collectable items, from antiquity to modern times.

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Multidisciplinary

Community Directory

The LINCS database is a directory of local community services and groups, covering areas such as leisure, education, social welfare and sport across the Northern Beaches, Sydney and beyond.

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Encyclopedia Britannica

This resource contains content from Encyclopedia Britannica, the world's premier English language encyclopedia.

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Homework help, General Reference

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Centre

Hobbies and Craft Reference Centre offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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Hobbies, Craft

Infobase eBooks (Manly library members)

eBooks @ Infobase Publishing offer a range of encyclopedias & Blooms study guides for books used as curriculum reading.

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Multidisciplinary

MasterFILE Complete

MasterFILE Complete offers a large range of general reference publications on many subject areas.

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Multidisiplinary

Standards Australia

A comprehensive online collection of International and Australian standards, many with full text coverage.

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Building & Construction, Technical Materials and Design

Trove Australia

Trove Australia searches books, newspapers, pictures, diaries, maps, music & websites to find the information you need.

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Australian History and Culture, Genealogy

Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics covers statistics on Australia’s states, major cities and towns, and local government areas.

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Statistics, Local Government areas

Historical Publications Online - Australian Bureau of Statistics

Produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics: Year Book Australia is a comprehensive general reference work which includes basic statistics and different feature articles relating to Australia each year.

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Statistics, Australia, History

International Data Base: World Statistics

This database contains statistical tables of demographic, economic, and social data for all countries of the world.

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Statistics, Countries

Nationmaster.com

This site provides an interface for comparing statistics on all countries of the world. Statistics are sourced from organisations such as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and the OECD.

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Statistics, Countries

UNdata

A single entry point for accessing all United Nations statistical information. Includes links to country data services. Covers a wide range of areas including agriculture, crime, education, employment, energy, environment, health, HIV/AIDS, human development, industry, information and communication technology, national accounts, population, refugees, tourism and trade.

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Statistics, Countries

Health

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a great source of full text information on a diverse range of health related subjects.

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Health, Medicine, Ageing, Drugs and Alcohol, Alternative Therapies, Fitness, Nutrition

Drug Information at Your Library

Drug info @ your library provides up to date information on alcohol and other drugs.

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Drugs, Health, Social Issues.

Salem Press (Manly Library Members)

Salem Press includes Magill's Medical Guide, Infectious Diseases & Conditions and Psychology & Mental Health

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Science & Environment

GreenFile

GreenFile offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment.

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Climate Change, Environmental Science, Earth Science

Science Online

Explore scientific topics from Biology to Weather & Climate.

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Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center is an in depth resource for all science related research needs.

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Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Health & Medicine, History of Science, Life Science, Physics, Computers

HSC Resources

HSC Study Lab

HSC Study Lab is a fantastic resource for revision and exam preparation covering the whole NSW syllabus for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It includes videos, simulations, animations and interactive activities to explain concepts.

Register for free library member access. Once registered log in to use the Lab. Click on 'Subjects' to start.

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HSC

Book Reviews & Resources

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center provides plot summaries, work overviews, biographies and criticism on key literary figures.

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Reading, Literature.

Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus features recommended reads, discussion guides and award winners for both fiction and non-fiction books.

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Reading, Literature, Reader's Guides

Whichbook

Whichbook gives the opportunity to make choices such as plot shape, type of main character, country the book is set in. This website starts from the reader and enables each individual to build the elements of the 'good read' they are looking for but don't quite know how to define.

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Book Reviews

Who Else writes like...?

Who Else writes like...? A reader's guide to fiction authors. This site is designed to help anyone to expand the number of writers they read. It is designed to answer the perennial question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?"

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Book Reviews

Who Next...?

Who Next...? A guide to children's Authors. When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are here in Who Next…? Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles. Please select the correct link to use this database.

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Children's Literature, Book Reviews

Careers

My Career Match

Access free online career and resume services through My Career Match.

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Last updated : Fri 8 Sep 2017