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Australian Dictionary of Biography

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Contains over 10,000 scholarly biographies of persons who were significant in Australian history. Entries on individuals who died after 1980 will be added as successive volumes of the ADB are published. This is a free web resource - login is not required.


Picture Australia

Picture Australia

Galleries, archives, museums and libraries across Australia combine to provide access to over 1.8 million images. Here you can search great cultural institutions for Australian images and see pictures of Australia's past and present, including: photographs, objects, maps and works of art. This is a free web resource - login is not required.


Trove - National Library of Australia

trove

Trove is an online search engine developed by the National Library of Australia. Trove enables you to search multiple Australian collections across millions of items at once. Explore a wealth of resources and digital content like never before, including full-text books, journal and newspaper articles, images, music, sound, video, maps, websites, diaries, letters, archives, people and organisations. This is a free web resource - login is not required.


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Business and Consumer

Carter's Antiques - Price Guide

carters

Carter's Publications are Australasia's leading source of comparative prices for antiques, art and collectables. If you fancy yourself as a collector or have collectables that you would love to know the value of access this site with your library card barcode. Access is available from home and library branches with your City of Wanneroo library membership barcode.


Choice Online

choice

Choice Online gives you instant access to over 200 tests and reports on food and health, white goods and home entertainment, essential services, everyday supermarket items and much more. With ratings on products tested, get best advice from Choice experts to help you save money and make confident buying decisions. Access is only available from the public PCs at library branches - staff will provide the password on request.


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Children's Resources

Britannica Junior

britannica junior

Find answers to all of your questions and discover more about the world with Britannica Junior. This site has introductory-level content for young students aged 6-10. Access is available from home and library branches with your City of Wanneroo library membership barcode.





Busythings

busythings

Busythings is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world. Access is available from home and library branches with your City of Wanneroo library membership barcode.


Literacy Planet

literacyplanet

Get ready to learn with Literacy Planet, a comprehensive literacy resource for ages five and up. Complete literacy activities with your avatar to earn trophies and rewards and beat your friends online! Note for Parents: The first time you access Literacy Planet, you will be asked to register and to also register your child/children so that they can access the database.

Access is available from home and library branches with your City of Wanneroo library membership barcode.


StoryBox Library

storybox

A place where the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature is on permanent exhibit Story Box Library in a beautiful online ‘reading room’. Story Box Library connects children with literature through the complementary medium of film, providing our audience with a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles.

Scroll down the page to see the Storybox link. You do not need to register just login with your library barcode. Access is available from home and library branches with your City of Wanneroo library membership barcode.


Tumblebooks

tumblebooks

Introduce young children to the joys of reading with this delightful collection of animated, talking picture books. Access is available from home and library branches with your City of Wanneroo library membership barcode.



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Encyclopedias and Reference

Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites. Access is available from home and library branches with your City of Wanneroo library membership barcode.


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Environment and Health

Cochrane Library

cochrane

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration. Access is available from home and library branches with your City of Wanneroo library membership barcode.


Geoscience Australia

Geoscience australia

The Geoscience Australia Online Mapping and Databases index provides links to National/International scale datasets and applications that are available online. This is a free web resource - login is not required.


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Genealogy and Family History

Ancestry

ancestry library edition

The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases and primarily focuses on European (including the UK) and North American content sources. The Australian databases that are available mainly provide access to immigration or convict records. Many of Ancestry Library Edition's databases include digitised original sources which are essential in undertaking thorough and successful genealogical research. Access is only available from the public PCs at library branches.


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Journals, Magazines and Newspapers

Library Press Display - National and International Newspapers

press display

Library Press Display provides instant online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-colour, full-page format. The ever-expanding collection currently includes more than 1,200 titles—from 94 countries in 48 languages. Just like reading the familiar print edition, viewers can browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices. Library Press Display is a convenient way to read current edition newspapers from around the world. Access is available from home and library branches with your City of Wanneroo library membership barcode.

The West Australian Newspaper

westaust

You can now read a digital edition of The West Australian - Archive Digital Editions - no matter where you are in the world. The digital editions can be read from any location on any computer that has an internet connection. Access newspapers by clicking below and then either 'Search' or 'Browse Archive' to bring up a calendar to select the date of the newspaper you wish to read. Access is available from home and library branches with -

username: Wanneroo

password: libraryuser


Popular Magazines and Journal Articles

gale popular magazines

Gale's Popular Magazine Collection has full text content with a focus on current events, sports, science and health from thousands of popular magazines, including the Australian version of Choice Magazine. Access is available from home and library branches with your City of Wanneroo library membership barcode.



Digital Magazines - Zinio

zinio

Zinio Digital Magazines are full cover to cover digital editions of 100's Australian and international magazines. Magazine's such as Australian Good Taste, Country Life, Inside Sport, Rolling Stone and Vogue are recreated page by page with full colour pictures and can be viewed on computers and mobile devices. Apps are available for iPhone iPad android PC or Mac Win 8. Access is available from home and library branches with your City of Wanneroo library membership barcode.


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Literature - Reading, Reviews and Recommendations

Fantastic Fiction

Fantastic Fiction

Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors. Browse to find an author by surname, or search for an author or book.

Information on over 350,000 books. Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details


Better Reading

better reading online

Better Reading is about books that won’t let you down. Books to surprise and delight you. Books you’ll want to keep reading in bed, in the kitchen, on holidays. Stories you’ll want to share with your family and friends.


Inside a Dog

insideadog

All about books – by young people, for young people. Inside a Dog is a place for teen readers and the home of Inky, the reading wonder-dog. Find great reads, review books and discuss book news and hot topics. You can also gain insights into authors' thoughts about writing and reading.








The Big Thrill

bigthrill

Each month, the THE BIG THRILL webzine features dozens of original interviews with ITW members discussing their new releases. This is a free web resource - login is not required.




Which Book

whichbook

Whichbook gives readers an enjoyable and intuitive way to find books to match their mood. Instead of starting from the overwhelming choice of books available, Whichbook starts from the reader and enables each individual to build the elements of that elusive 'good read' we are all looking for but don't quite know how to define. This is a free web resource - login is not required.




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Online Learning

Computer School

computerschool

The Computer School is an online computer training database that specialises in easy-access online computer education. You can now instantly access anyday, anytime a powerful database that provides patrons with free access to hundreds of computer skills' tutorials, offering - immediate, quick-lesson education. Access is available from home and library branches with your City of Wanneroo library membership barcode.


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Student and Careers

Dept of Transport - Learn to Drive

transport

There are various steps involved in getting a Western Australian (WA) driver's licence. You will need to develop your knowledge of the road rules, your driving skills and safe driving habits. After passing your Practical Driving Assessment and completing your log book requirements, you will need to complete the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) before being granted your provisional licence (P plates). Test your skills with our online simulator under the Tools and Resources link.


Aussie Driver.com - Driver Practice Tests

Aussie-Driver.com

Did you know that as many as 1 in 4 potential drivers fail their driver knowledge test the first time? Practice our simulated DKT and learner practice tests for free as many times as you need - until you're ready to take the real thing!

Student Box

studentbox

Studentbox is an online community for year 10 to 12 high school students in Western Australia. Our aim is to help you get through high school and into university. Studentbox is powered by Curtin University. We now have over 22,000 members and growing! Join Studentbox now and get access to study tips, exams tips, past WACE exams, cheat sheets an ATAR calculator guide, our forums and more. Get involved in the Studentbox community today and make high school easier. This is a free web resource - registration is required.





Universities in Australia

aen

Study in Australia at an Australian university or college and you will be opening the door to a world of study that will fill your life with knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm. This site lists post and undergraduate courses and provides links to universities, colleges and schools for higher education by state and ranking.



WACE - Past Exams

wace

WACE examinations papers for Stage 2 and Stage 3 may be accessed through the Past WACE Examinations link. This is a free web resource - login is not required.


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This page was last updated in February, 2015