A video-based how-to training resource, Atomic Training opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.Science Online
Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies and experiments.Science Reference Centre
Provides access to a multitude of full text science oriented content. Contains full text content from 640 science encyclopaedias, reference books and periodicals. 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.
Search Britannica’s multimedia content and expand your research to include journal articles and recommended websites all in one search. Britannica Junior for years 3 – 5, Britannica Student for Years 5 – 9 and Encyclopaedia Britannica for Year 10 to adults.Macquarie Dictionary home access | Macquarie Dictionary library access
Australia’s premier reference publisher now offers a variety of quality resources online. Services includes the Macquarie Dictionary Online, the Macquarie Thesaurus Online, MacquarieNet, the Macquarie Spellchecker and the Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia. Updated annually, Macquarie is the most up-to-date Australian dictionary and thesaurus available.MasterFILE Premier
Master FILE Premier is designed specifically for public libraries and provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, it also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.World Book Online home access | World Book Online library access
The World Book Online Reference Centre is a premier online general encyclopedia and reference resource. All World Book databases can be accessed outside the library using your library ID number.World Book Kids home access | World Book Kids library access
World Book Kids is designed especially for younger users, English-language learners, and reluctant readers.
A genealogy research tool containing more than 1.5 billion names in over 4000 databases and includes records from the United States Census, military records, court, land and probate records, church records, directories, passenger lists and more.Findmypast.com.au - library access only
Search 50 million records for Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea. Find your past using our family history records and many more for local and social history. Now includes resources previously available through the Find My Past UK site with over 650 million family history records including records from each of the Victorian (1841-1901) censuses, access to the 1911 census on 1911census.co.uk, the Parish Records Collection and an extensive military records collection.Trove
Created and maintained by the National Library of Australia, Trove helps you find and use resources relating to Australia and brings together content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations. Search for books, photos, historical newspaper articles and so much more.
A community information resource, listing services and organisations within the Cumberland area.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, children’s health and men and women’s health.Trove
A comprehensive online collection of International and Australian standards.Created and maintained by the National Library of Australia, Trove helps you find and use resources relating to Australia and brings together content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations. Search for books, photos, historical newspaper articles and so much more.
Academic Search Premier is a scholarly collection offering full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study. With full text for more than 2,100 journals, 1700 of which are peer-reviewed, this database will become the first.Australia/New Zealand Points of View
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).Yourtutor
Yourtutor allows students to connect with qualified tutors online using the Library’s public computers or at home using their own computer. Get help with homework, assignments, projects and exam revision. You will need to enter your Library membership number for access. You can access Your Tutor between 3.00pm and 10.00pm on school days only.
Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia. It contains full text articles from leading reference works as well as primary sources, maps, images and charts.Blooms Literary Reference Online
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.History Reference Centre
History Reference Centre find books, journals and more.History & Reference Library home access | History & Reference Library library access
History and Reference Library contains major titles, including original source documents, adapted for online use and extensive searching capability.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.Modern World History Online
Covers the people, places and events in the broad expanse of history – from mid – 15th century to the present.NoveList Plus
Use NoveList to look for books by author, title, series, plot description or level of readership (children, young adults, adults etc). Use the Read-Alikes feature to find other authors who write like your favourite author. Includes plot summaries, genre and theme-based lists, discussion guides for book clubs, book talks and details of awards.
Language learning program. The Library Edition includes a variety of resources to help you learn practical conversational skills for languages from around the world.Practical Writing
Practical Writing will help you develop your writing skills, both for school (for example, essays) and for life (for example, job applications).Road to IELTS – General Training Module
Intensive work on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking helping to develop the skills to the level needed to succeed in the IELTS exam.Road to IELTS – Academic Module
Intensive work on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking helping to develop the skills to the level needed to succeed in the IELTS exam.Issues in English 2
Tailored for adult learners aged 12 and over. This program is based on 8 topical issues of high interest to adults. This is a highly integrated program where the vocabulary and concepts are used in many different ways and contexts. Students will learn communication skills for daily life.
State Library NSW eResources
Use your Library card to access State Library of NSW online resources. Login to access local & international newspapers, full-text journals, magazines, online databases, eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Overdrive, TumbleBooks and Zinio
From January 31 2017, the Auburn and Holroyd Libraries will be combining their Overdrive collections to create a shared Cumberland Libraries Overdrive Collection. All your existing loans and holds will still be there and links on the Library webpages will be updated.
For former Holroyd Library members, you’ll continue to use your Library card number and your existing password to log in. For former Auburn members, in addition to providing your Library card number, you will also have to provide your year of birth as a password.
Are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
From January 31 2017, the former Holroyd City Library Service will be joining the Southern Sydney Libraries Zinio e-magazine consortia as Cumberland Libraries.
To gain access to this collection, all current Holroyd Library Zinio users will be asked to create a new Southern Sydney Libraries Zinio account.
This new arrangement will give you access to over 200 magazines, that’s twice the current amount. You can use your Holroyd login details to create the new Southern Sydney account.
Web resources and public library collections selected by specialist staff at the State Library of New South Wales, in consultation with experts in the field.
Cumberland libraries have collections providing easy to read information on:
- Commonly used drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, party drugs, heroin, inhalants, steroids and tobacco
- Non-medical use of prescribed drugs
- Current issues such as drugs in sport
- Drugs and the law
- Drugs and mental health
- Alcohol, guidelines and how to cope with problem drinking
- Personal narratives and biographies
- Where to go for help and support
Find Legal Answers
The Find Legal Answers web guide provides access to current information about the law in NSW. The guide lists useful resources, organised by topic, that are available on the web and in print.
- Family Law
- Consumer rights
- Neighbour disputes
- Making a will
- Traffic offences
- Going to court
Cumberland libraries have:
- The Find Legal Answers Tool Kit – a collection of easy to read and practical books about the law
- Hot Topics publications – legal issues in plain language
Merrylands Central Library also has additional collections of legal resources and staff trained to assist with searching for legal information.
Legal advice is available from organisations contained in the referral guide.