eLearning on a laptop

eLearning

Searching a database

A database is an organised and extensive collection of information that can be easily accessed via your computer. Your library subscribes to the databases listed here so that you can use them for free with just your Mosman Library Service membership card. You can search the library databases either from home or in the library.


State Library of NSW eResources

Your Mosman Library Service card can now provide access to the State Library of NSW online resources, including local & international newspapers, full-text journals, magazines, online databases, eBooks and eAudiobooks.

How to access: Access the State Library of NSW online resources, register and log in using your Library card number.


EBSCOhost databases

Search the EBSCOhost databases which gives you access to premium online information contained in academic journals worldwide. Enter your subject term into the search box to retrieve articles and information on your topic.


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Browse the list below to search for a database by subject.

Business

Company360

Company360 - Library Accessaccess from Barry O’Keefe Library only

Company360 provides un-matched depth and breadth of information on Australia’s top 50,000 private and public companies. Company360 also allows you to identify key company executives, conduct competitor and peer analyses, and access the latest industry news, trends and analysis.

Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Editionaccess from Barry O’Keefe Library only.

Ancestry Library Edition has access to US and UK census records US Birth, Marriage and Death records and UK and Ireland Parish and Probate records, UK and US Directories from 1680 – 1930 and much more. Search through four billion names!

General Reference

Academic Search Eliteaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

A scholarly collection offering full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including: animal science, anthropology, astronomy, biology, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, geography, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women’s studies, zoology and many other fields. With full text for more than 2,100 journals, 1700 of which are peer-reviewed, this database will become the first point of call for all students seeking high quality information.

Australia/NZ Reference Centre

Australia/NZ Reference Centreaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

ANZ Reference Centre is a general database of Australian and international content with articles in health, current affairs, science, social science, business and literature.

Electric Library

Electric Library - External Accessaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card (Requires uppercase).

Electric Library - Library Accessaccess from inside the Library.

Electric Library provides information updated daily. You can search magazines, books, newspapers, images, maps and TV and radio transcripts. The Mosman Daily is indexed at Electric Library. It is possible to limit searches to publication, date, and title of article and author.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Encyclopaedia Britannica Onlineaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

One of the most authoritative information resources in the world with access to over 73,000 articles, more than 2,000 videos, full text magazine and journal articles and over 200,000 websites which have been reviewed and rated by the editors allowing you to expand your search over the internet.

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premieraccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

MasterFILE Premier provides full text for more than 2,100 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. MasterFILE Premier also includes 650 full text reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.

h4(#oxford). Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection

Oxford Reference Onlineaccess from outside the Library; Click on the link Login with your Library Card » and enter MOSMAN and then the last eight numbers of your library card NOTE that the first three numbers are omitted.

Oxford Reference Onlineaccess from inside Barry O’Keefe Library.

A vast online reference library that combines the rich and scholarly resources offered by titles in the Oxford Companion series with authoritative, quick reference coverage of the full subject spectrum from Art to Zoology. It also includes the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. English Dictionaries and bilingual dictionaries of French, German, Spanish and Italian as well as 6,000 full colour images and 500+ full colour maps and flags.

World Book

World Book access from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

Primary source documents and ebooks fully integrated with encyclopedia content plus timelines, citation builder, and saved research.

Writer’s Reference Center

Writer’s Reference Centeraccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

A convenient one stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing and provides a wealth of vocabulary-building reference dictionaries.

Health

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Completeaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

Consumer Health Complete contains full text articles covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Topics include ageing, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics and women’s, children’s and men’s health.

Health Reference Center

Health Reference Centeraccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

Health Reference Center provides reliable information on today’s most pressing health topics and key social concerns and offers specially selected entries in five categories; teen health, women’s health, men’s health, children’s health and senior’s health.

Drug Information @ Your Library

History

Ancient and Medieval History Online

Ancient and Medieval History Onlineaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

Ancient and Medieval History Online provides thorough coverage of nine civilizations – ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, ancient and medieval Asia and Islamic Empire. Covering pre history through the 1500s, this authoritative online resource is user friendly. You can research each civilisation in depth or use the browse feature to conduct comparative studies of events and developments across civilizations.

Australian History, Ancient and Modern History

History & Reference Library - External Accessaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

History & Reference Library - Library Accessaccess from inside the Library.

This electronic resource is full of Australian content and contains major titles adapted for online use. Original source documents are included as well as documentaries and video footage. Topics covered are: Australian history, On this day in Australian history, World War I History, World War II History and History of the Modern and Ancient World.

Modern World History Online

Modern World History Onlineaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

Modern World History Online covers the full scope of history from the mid 15th century to the present. Thousands of fully hyperlinked subject entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, primary sources and time line entries combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events and ideas that have defined modern world history.

Law

Literature

Bloom’s Literary Reference Online

Bloom's Literary Reference Onlineaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

Bloom’s Literary Reference Online features hundred’s of Harold Bloom’s essays, examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world, thousands of critical articles published by noted scholars under the Bloom’s Literary Criticism imprint.

Literary Reference Center Plus

Literary Reference Center Plusaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

Literary Reference Center Plus is a comprehensive database that provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. It contains thousands of plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; author biographies and interviews, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, full-text study guides, literary videos and full text classic texts. A fantastic resource for secondary students to undergraduates or anyone interested in the study of Literature.

Spark Notes

Media & Social Issues

Australia/New Zealand Points of View

Australia/New Zealand Points of Viewaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

ANZ Points of View provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Australian Public Affairs Information Service

Australian Public Affairs Information Serviceaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

Australian Public Affairs Information Service access from inside the Library.

Search an online collection of scanned images of the top 200 Australian journals indexed in APAIS – the Australian Public Affairs Information Service – produced by the National Library of Australia.

Science & Environment

GreenFILE

GreenFILEaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.

Science Online

Science Onlineaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

Science Online offers a comprehensive overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats. Science online offers more than 1100 science experiments; more than 7500 printable diagrams illustrations and images, and more than 500 videos.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Centeraccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

Science Reference Center provides easy access to a multitude of full text science oriented content. Contains full text for 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, and journals. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Today’s Science

Today's Scienceaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

Today’s Science bridges the gap between science taught in the classroom and real-world discoveries. Updated twice a week Today’s Science gives in depth explanations of advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics and technology and features interviews with the scientists doing the research.

Trove – from the National Library of Australia

Trove is a new discovery experience focused on Australia and Australians. It supplements what search engines provide with reliable information from Australia’s memory institutions.


World Geography and Culture Online

World Geography and Culture Onlineaccess from outside the Library using your Mosman Library Service membership card.

World Geography and Culture Online makes it easy to study all aspects of a country – from its geography and physical features to its government, people and society – providing both facts at a glance and in depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles a gazetteer and more.