A range of dictionaries, encyclopaedias and reference texts to assist with your research needs. Explore your family history with Ancestry (Library Edition).

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Ancestry (Library Edition)

An online genealogy research database. Users have access to a tool designed specifically for genealogical and historical research. Some resources from Australia, NZ and the UK are also included.

Please note: Access is available only from Library PCs

Ancient and Medieval History Online

Covering prehistory through to the 1500s. Includes coverage of eight civilizations - ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, and ancient and medieval Asia.

ANZReference Centre Plus

Australasian magazines, newspapers, and reference books.
Titles include: Choice MagazineThe Age, The Sunday Age, The Herald SunSunday Herald Sun, The Australian, and The Australian Magazine

Business Source Premier

Business publications, economics journals, leading management and marketing journals. Access detailed company profiles for the world's 10,000 largest companies.

Britannica Library

The online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica, plus journal articles and interactive features.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Access and read a full-text ebook of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. 

Health and Wellness Centre

Health and medical journals, pamphlets. As well as health-related videos and articles from general interest publications and reference titles.

Modern World History Online

From the 1450s through to the present. Entries combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

Historical Newspapers

Gale Primary Sources

Cross-search the library's collection of historical newspapers:

  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection
  • 17th and 18th Century Nichols Collection
  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers Part 1-5
  • 19th Century UK Periodicals Parts 1 & 2
  • The Times Digital Archive 1785-2006
  • The Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006
  • Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902-2007 
  • Daily Mail Digital Archive 1896-2004 
  • The Independent 1986-2016   
  • Illustrated London News 1842-2003
  • Punch Historical Archive 1841-1992
  • The Telegraph Archive  

Today's Science 

Explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.