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Back to School – online study tools

You’ll find a number of great study tools available online via our local Library Service. Including references such as the ‘World Book Encyclopedia’, ‘The Science Reference Centre’ and the ‘Literary Reference Centre’ plus loads more.
A current Great Lakes Library card is all you need to have access this information. If you aren’t a member just pop in to the Library on Saturday’s between 10am and 12noon and become a member, it’s free.

World Book Online

This online encyclopedia is suitable for both kids and adults incorporating both World Book and the Student Discovery encyclopedia’s. The additional resources and tools include; pathfinders, timelines, preselected web links, videos, sounds, primary source documents and news headlines…more

Science Reference Centre

The Science Reference Centre provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content, which include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife…more

Literary Reference Centre

provides full text information on authors and their works from a combination of sources including books, encyclopaedias and journals. Includes plot summaries, critical essays, reviews, poems and author biographies. Search by author, title, subject or literary genre, or browse publications and most read authors…more


The’ Green File’ is a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and recycling…more

You’ll find the full list of online databases on the Great Lakes Council website www.greatlakes.nsw.gov.au/library/Explore/Online_Databases




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