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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.

Newspapers & eMagazines

Library Press Display Library PressDisplay - Access to today's newspapers from around the world. Read a newspaper in your own language, with over 1000 titles to choose from.
Read your Newspaper onlineLibrary Press Display Demo

zinio - logo Zinio Digital Magazine Collection - Free Access to 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

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

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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

Search for ebooks

Children’s ebooks

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Feedbooks – Public Domain
Discover thousands of public domain books.

eBooks - Public Domain

Kindle eBook formats: .azw, .doc, .gif, .html, .jpeg, .mobl, .pdf, .png, .txt
Note: does NOT support: epub format
25 Places to Get Free Kindle Books

Kobo eBook formats: .bmp, .epub, .gif, .jpeg, .pdf
Kobo eReader – Free Books

Nook Books
Nook eBook formats: epub, e-reader, pdf, txt, doc, jpg, & bbeb book.
Free Nook Books

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carters - antiques Carter's Price Guides to Antiques and Collectables
Search for online valuations of 75,000 items from Carter's Price Guide to Antiques in Australasia 2005 - 2012 and Carter's Everything Vintage 2006 - 2012.
Note: you will need to enter your library card number to access the resources.
Search Carter's Price Guide to Antiques
How to search Carter's Antiques

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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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eLearning - Online Computer Training

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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Children's Search Engines & Subject Directories

Recommended online search engines & subject directories for children to use.
One Key - Google's kid friendly Search EngineAsk for kids - Ask a question, find the answer!Quintura for kids - Child friendly Search Engine

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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

National Year of Reading - logo Love2read - is about children learning to read and keen readers finding new sources of inspiration.
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