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Online Resources

The Charles Sturt Library Service provides access to a number of online resources for FREE. Below is a list of the resources available including FREE databases, web resources, library catalogues, online eLearning and much more.

eLearning - Online Computer Training

Lynda Library button lyndaLibrary by is a web-based video service with free access to over 3,000 online software training courses on topics like business management, computer software, marketing, web development, photography, multimedia, web design, CAD design, IT software, 3D animation and much more...

There is unlimited access to these online courses from desktop PCs or portable devices. Log in. Get smart and let the learning begin!

Information regarding mobile devices
Please note that the Lynda product comes in a commercial and library version. The library version is not compatible with the app, it can only be used with a web browser.

Log in to lyndaLibrary

How to login and use lyndaLibrary (581 kb)

How to access from a mobile device (340 kb)

lyndaLibrary - FAQs (130 kb)

the computer school logo The - Free, self paced online computer training. Learn how to use Email, Windows Vista, Ms Excel, Ms Publisher, Dreamweaver and more.
Note: you will need to enter your library card barcode.
Online Computer Training

ForwardIT - explore your online world - Free online tutorials on a variety of Computer & Internet topics.

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zinio - logo Zinio Digital Magazine Collection - Free Access to over 400+ magazines via our Zinio eMagazine collection. Download our eMagazines onto your PC or tablet device.
Read your eMagazines

How to use Zinio for Libraries (955 kb)
Zinio Help

Libraries SA video on how to access Zinio eMagazines

Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries - Frequently Asked Questions (93 kb)

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Weekly Times Messenger
Read the Weekly Times Messenger

Portside Messenger
Read the Portside Messenger

Messenger publications online
Read Messenger publications online

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Library IELTS

Road to IELTS Road to IELTS - Resources provided hours of intensive work on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Note: you will need to enter your library card number to access the resources.
Road to IELTS Resources

Learn English online banner Learn English Online with NSW AMES

Living in Australia
Improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills - gain the confidence to use English in everyday situations, for work and study. Learn about Australian society & culture.

World Wide English
Learn English from beginner to intermediate level – for work, life and study in Australia and global environments.

Learn English and job seeking skills online

Learn job seeking skills to find work in Australia. Practise writing a résumé and cover letter. Prepare for the interview and making calls to employers. Jobseekers Online: Modules A – D

Note: you will need to enter your library card number and PIN to access the resources.

Access the online language courses from AMES

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Family History

Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition - Accessible from Library computers ONLY
Family History database with resources from Australia, United States and the United Kingdom. Visit your library to use this resource.
Search your Family History - available in Library ONLY

About Ancestry Library Edition

Search Tips

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Better Health Channel - Health and medical information for consumers.
Search Better Health Channel

My Health Wellbeing My Health & Wellbeing - General health information websites.
My Health & Wellbeing

gale hwrc Health & Wellness Resource Center - Health & Wellness database that provides access to medical, health, and wellness information, including Medical encyclopaedia’s and dictionaries.
Access Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness help notes

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worldbook_web World Book for Public Libraries - provides access to selected World Book resources including World book for Kids, Online Info Finder, and Online Reference Centre.
Note: you will need to enter your library card barcode number.
Search World Book

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Free eBooks

Borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your library's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection and a library card.

Access Overdrive eBook Collection
Need help? Overdrive Help

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 46,000 free eBooks to download or read online.

Project Gutenberg

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Tumblebooks  Children's eBooks

TumbleBooks - Online Read-Along books for small children. Talking picture books you can read online, or have read to you.
Access TumbleBooks

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Library Catalogue & Web Resources

PRC_logo_JPEG_small Charles Sturt Library Catalogue
Charles Sturt Library Catalogue

State Library of South Australia
Search the State Library of South Australia - Catalogue

National Library of Australia - Trove
Search other library services within Australia

Connecting Up Australia - connecting you to your communities

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