General Study Resources

Online access to all of ATAR's Preliminary & HSC summary notes, topic tests & text guides, plus all past Neap trial exams. Students who are Shoalhaven Libraries members can access EdUnlimited for free. To request an account, email us at with your library card number or digital membership number. You'll then receive a system generated EdUnlimited username and password (please allow up to two working days for this.) 
Britannica Library
Britannica Library is a reliable, up-to-date and age-appropriate information resource for patrons of all ages. Discover encyclopedia articles, journals, images & videos, useful websites and much more. With three reading levels - Kids, Teens and Adults - it's perfect for school assignments as well as general research.
Gale General OneFile
Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.
Gale in Context: Biography
Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.
Newsbank Access Australia
Access news coverage from all Australian states and territories, from local papers like the South Coast Register to national publications like the Sydney Morning Herald. Browse articles by topic, including Business & Economics, Environment Studies, Health, Literature, Performing & Fine Arts, Science, Political Science, Social Issues, Sports and Technology. 
Gale OneFile: News
Access major newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. Includes Australian News Limited and Fairfax newspapers.
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Stream a range of films, documentaries and courses on subjects like Ethnicity & Identity, The Arts (Dance, Music, Film Studies, Photography, Fashion, Literature & Visual Arts), Global Studies & Languages (including Indigenous Studies, ESL and Languages), Business, Health, Media and Communications, Sciences, Social Sciences (Including History, Law & Criminal Justice, Gender Studies, and Human Rights), and instructional films and lessons on topics such as Food Technology. You'll also find full performances of many of Shakespeare's plays.
National Geographic Virtual Library
Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery.


Gale Literature: Literature Resource Centre
Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.
Gale Literature: Books and Authors
Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?' Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.


Gale in Context: Science
Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.
Gale Interactive: Science
Going beyond textbooks and traditional science curriculum, Gale Interactive: Science is a highly visual online learning tool that focuses on popular science subjects like biology, chemistry, and physics.


is the fast, easy, and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language! It is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation for practical communication. Click here to view our guide to Mango.

Human Society & Its Environment

Gale in Context: Environmental Studies
Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.
Gale in Context: Global Issues
Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.
Gale in Context: World History
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.
Gale Business: Plan Builder
Grow, plan, and optimize a business/nonprofit. Utilize development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.
Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice
Comprehensive periodical content for researchers studying law, law enforcement, forensic science, terrorism, and more.
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in Plain English for the people of New South Wales. Covers all types of legal situations, with FAQs, pamphlets, information and referrals.

Creative and Performing Arts

Gale OneFile: Fine Arts
Search millions of articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Diverse resource for serious fine arts students.

Physical Education/Health

Gale Health and Wellness Resource
Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.
Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
Access academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.
School Resources - Drug Info - PDHPE
Brought to you by the State Library NSW, these Drug Info resources support PDHPE students and teachers. 


Gale OneFile: Agriculture
Access current and authoritative periodical content covering agriculture and its related fields.


Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy
Research the impact of religion on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Updated daily.

Further Resources

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State Library of NSW eResources
are available to all Shoalhaven Libraries members. The databases cover a huge range of topics including art, history, law, science, technology and more! You can use your Shoalhaven Libraries card to register with the State Library and gain access to a wealth of free eResources. Click here to register now!


is an online search engine designed by the National Library of Australia that lets you access content from the National Library, State Libraries and over 1,000 other libraries from all over Australia. At the click of a button you can access a large and unrivalled repository of Australian material including books, newspapers, journals, theses, maps, photos and music.

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The Charles Sturt University HSC Library Resource Guide offers resources, information and advice for senior secondary students. You'll find links to past exams and study guides, free online resources for each Year 12 subject or stream, and free multidisciplinary resources. 

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