Reference and Encyclopaedias

Reference and Encyclopaedias
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Library Services

 

Search all our Gale databases at once with this handy search box:

 

 

World Book

Easy access to online information for students, with thousands of engaging articles, multimedia activities, educational games, activities and projects. From early learning to advanced research, there’s something for every student.

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Simply go to the website and log in with your library card number.

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​Britannica Encyclopaedia

An online encyclopedia for all ages with fact-checked articles and lots of illustrations, audio, video, infographics and other media.

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Log in with your library card and create a free Britannica account to save searches, articles and images for later.

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Infobase Learning - Facts on File, News and Reference Collection

For high school students and academics, Facts on File includes reference and news service databases, eLearning Modules, and streaming video, specializing in core subject areas, such as history, science, literature, geography, health, and more.

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Log in using your library card. You can also create a free Infobase account to save any searches or books to read later.

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Britannica Image Quest 

 Choose from millions of images from leading collections, all cleared for educational use, and with filters to help you find just the right image.

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Log in with your library card and create a free Britannica account to save searches and images for later.

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Gale General OneFile

Gale’s largest general-interest periodical resource, Gale General OneFile, provides periodical and news information through an intuitive, user-friendly search interface for researchers at all levels.

Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

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Log in using your library card. Search, click and read on your computer or tablet. Gale Databases do not save your links or articles after your session, so be sure to download or send links and articles to your email, Onedrive or Google account before you end your session.

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Gale in Context: Opposing View Points

Find overviews, news and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues. Designed to support science, social studies, current events, and language arts, presenting each side of important issues and empowering learners to develop information literacy and critical thinking skills.

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Log in using your library card. Search, click and read on your computer or tablet. Gale Database do not save your links or articles after your session, so be sure to download or send links and articles to your email, Onedrive or Google account before you end your session.

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Gale in Context: Global Issues

A database designed to support global awareness.  Analyse important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news  and multimedia content. Authoritative content empowers learners to critically analyse and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

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Log in using your library card. Search, click and read on your computer or tablet. Gale Database do not save your links or articles after your session, so be sure to download or send links and articles to your email, Onedrive or Google account before you end your session.

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Gale in Context: Biography

Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine and multimedia content.  Over 650,000 biographical entries cover a range of historically significant figures and present-day newsmakers.

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Log in using your library card. Search, click and read on your computer or tablet. Gale Database do not save your links or articles after your session, so be sure to download or send links and articles to your email, Onedrive or Google account before you end your session.

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State Library of New South Wales

Want to know more about anything? Or learn everything about everything?! The State Library of New South Wales has extensive online databases, which are free for you to use as a member of Canterbury Bankstown Libraries.

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Visit their eResources page and use your CBCity library card (or any NSW public library card) to access individual resources.

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TROVE - National Library of Australia

 Browse and search this free service from the National Library of Australia. Look for primary sources, images, newspapers, gazettes, journals, maps, magazines, and more. Search Trove to locate books and other physical items held in libraries and organisations around Australia.    

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Head to their page and just start searching. Choose the type of source you want, to narrow down your search.

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