Statewide Database Trial for NSW Residents

In addition to the Online Databases available to Sutherland Shire Libraries members, the State Library of NSW has commenced a trial, from July to October, providing access from home for registered New South Wales residents to search the following eight databases:
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
    Nearly 150,000 English-language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800.
  • Early English Books Online (EEBO)
    An ongoing project of the full text of publications in the English language produced by printing presses in England and its colonies between 1473-1700.
  • Film Indexes Online
    Brings together Film Index International and the AFI (American Film Institute) Catalog, providing full international coverage of films and film personalities from over 170 countries.
  • Health and Wellness Resource Centre
    Fulltext medical encyclopaedia, alternative health encyclopaedia, medical dictionary and drug and herb information. Also includes fulltext magazines, journals and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.
  • INFORMIT Online
    Provides online access to a wide range of Australian, Asia and Pacific research and information resources covering social sciences, education, law, criminology, film studies, health, medicine, accounting and economics, business, management, drug information, and sport.
  • Literature Resource Center
    An online collection of traditional literary reference works, contemporary literary criticism on authors and their works, current journal articles plus other resources.
  • ProQuest 5000
    (Includes: Australia and New Zealand Newsstand and US Historical Newspapers)
    A multidisciplinary collection of 19 separate databases indexing the contents of 7,900 journals and the full text of articles from 3,900 journals. The subject coverage is from the humanities to the pure and applied sciences, and the geographic coverage is international
  • Times Digital Archive 1785-1985
    The London Times newspaper including all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos and divided into categories to facilitate searching.

To use this service from home individuals will need to register for a State Library readers card. You can register online. Once you have received your readers' card, which may take up to 10 days, you can access the databases from home.

Register now, try them out and let the State Library know what you think.