Extra Databases Available from Home

Some time ago we told you that the State Library of NSW was providing at home access to a number of databases to all NSW residents on a trial basis. The good news is that the trial is now over and the State Library is continuing to provide access to the databases. These databases are additional to the online databases you have access to as a member of Sutherland Shire Libraries.

To gain access to these databases you must first register for a Reader's Card, which can take up to 10 days to arrive. We recommend that you register now so that you have access later on if and when you need it.

These databases may be especially helpful for HSC and University Students when researching essays and assignments. In particular, Informit and Proquest 5000 include a wide ranging collection of journal titles covering most subjects. The Times Digital Archive could be very useful for modern history students with contemporary accounts of the various topics studied and Film Index could obviously benefit anyone studying Film in English.

The full list of available databases includes:

  • 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.

Happy Searching!