Online Information Sources

For access to some of these resources, you will require your library card barcode or a password from our staff. Short one-on-one training sessions are now available for these resources. Ask at any branch to arrange a suitable time.

 


 

Education and Current Affairs

 

ERIC

Education Resources Information Centre (ERIC) provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC is sponsored by the US Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The Conversation

Launched in March 2011, The Conversation is an independent source of information, analysis and commentary from the university and research sector.

 


 

Encyclopedias and Biography

 

Britannica Online

This online resource has over 123,000 articles from Encyclopedia Britannica and various journals, 27,000 photos and illustrations, 3,300 video and audio clips

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Offers a range of electronic reference books

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online

This is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography which contains over 10,000 scholarly biographies of significant Australians who died before 1980.

 


 

Government and Community

 

Infoxchange Service Seeker

Australia's most extensive directory of community support services

Legal Resources

The Fitzroy Legal Service Law Handbook is the most comprehensive plain English guide to the law in Victoria, and is updated annually by more than seventy expert volunteer lawyers

Everyday Law

Provides easy-to-understand legal information in one spot.

 


 

 

Health

 

Health & Wellness Resource Centre

An online resource covering health, medicine and alternative medicine

Multilingual Health Databases

Containing the latest evidenced-based health information, Multilingual Health Databases provide hundreds of reports for the most common health topics.
Arabic | Chinese | Vietnamese

 


 

History

 

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online

This is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography which contains over 10,000 scholarly biographies of significant Australians who died before 1980.

 

Learning Online

Major history and reference website for anyone with an interest in Australian as well as ancient and modern history.
You can log in using these details:
Username: Yarra
Password: Library

 


 

Literature and Books

 

Magpies, The Source

A searchable database on books for children. To log in, use yl as both your username and password

 

LGBT Life With Full Text

The world’s definitive resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literature. Provides full text for 55 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as more than 100 full text monographs/books

 


 

Newspapers and Magazines

 

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

This resource provides full text access to a wide range of Australian and New Zealand Newspapers. Major Australian newspapers covered include The Age, The Herald Sun (Melbourne), The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph (Sydney), The Courier Mail and other regional daily newspapers. This also includes Australian and overseas journals and magazines.

Choice Magazine

Australia’s most trusted Consumer magazine, Choice, is an expert source of independent, unbiased reviews of product and services and is now available to our Library membersAccess has just become easier – just a click away. The Flipster app is also available to download so you can the read the magazine offline. Check here for Apple and Android FAQs.

 

PressReader

The world’s largest online newspaper kiosk, where you can browse and read hundreds of full content premium newspapers and magazines from around the globe. It covers 82 countries and 39 languages. Please note: The Age, the Australian and the Herald Sun are not available to view via PressReader.

The Age Library Edition

Read an exact interactive copy of the Age free everyday on your computer or device with Yarra Libraries' Age Library Edition subscription. Issues are available right back to 2006, and each new edition appears at daily. To get started, log in with your library card here.