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Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre

Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database contains 100 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). For each topic, this database also offers a Guide to Critical Analysis, which helps the reader evaluate the controversial topics. The Guide to Critical Analysis enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.

ANZ Points of View Reference Centre

Britannica

Britannica Library Edition – The online Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images and web sites.

Britannica Library Edition

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre – A thriving full-text collection that includes leading Australia/New Zealand and international periodicals, reference books, biographies and over half a million photos, including maps and flags.

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

MasterFile

MasterFile Complete is designed specifically for public libraries, it contains full text articles for nearly 2,200 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more.

MasterFile Complete

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier – A leading scholarly database with comprehensive multidisciplinary content and access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.

Academic Search Premier

History Reference Centre

History Reference Centre – Features full text for thousands of primary source documents and informational texts.

History Reference Centre

Find Legal Answers

Find Legal Answers is a service provided by the State Library of New South Wales for the NSW community. Free legal information is available through links to fact sheets, online books, legislation, and publications.

You'll find material on a wide variety of issues including:

  • family, relationships and children
  • wills, estates and planning ahead
  • work and employment
  • health and ageing
  • accidents, compensation and insurance.

Information on legal advice, support and guidance services for NSW residents is also available.

Find Legal Answers

CHOICE Magazine

CHOICE Magazine has been helping consumers make better purchasing decisions since it was established in 1959. At CHOICE we pride ourselves on delivering expert, unbiased information you can trust.

CHOICE Magazine

National Geographic for Kids

Learn all about geography and fascinating animals.

National Geographic for Kids

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