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Article & Information Databases - perfect for students and life-long learners

Below are a list of web-based databases for accessing quality information, including journal articles. Please ask Library staff if assistance is required. If you are a student in Year 4 to Year 12, you might also find the 'yourtutor' Online Tutoring service really helpful with your homework.

Special e-Resources: Language & Literacy Learning e-Resources (Mango Languages, and ESL resources).


Academic Search PremierAcademic Search Premier

Scholarly collection of information covering a range of academic subject fields. An EBSCOhost database.


Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

Australian and NZ specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books included to create a large collection of regional full text content. An EBSCOhost database.

Australia-NZ Points of View Reference CentreAust/NZ Points of View Reference Centre

Range of essays presenting multiple perspectives of a current issue. Provides overview, point, counterpoint, and critical thinking guide. An EBSCOhost database.

Australian Bureau of StatisticsAustralian Bureau of Statistics

Web access to ABS' full standard product range on-line, including Census data. [no login required]

Australian Indigenous IndexAustralian Indigenous Index

Index to articles published in the Koori Mail newspaper and to information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, issues and events from various sources. [no login required]

Britannica OnlineBritannica Online

Over 120,000 articles, atlas, multimedia, over 300,000 articles from respected magazines & journals, news headlines, and a guide to the Web's best sites >> [click here to access from home]

Community ProfileCoffs Harbour City - Community Profile - Demographic/Census Statistics

This site presents data in simple, clear tables and charts with concise factual commentary. [no login required]

Community AtlasCoffs Harbour City - Community Atlas - Demographic/Census Statistics

Key socio-demographic characteristics for the Coffs Harbour LGA presented as interactive maps. [no login required]

id.forecasts for Coffs Harbour CityCoffs Harbour City - Population Forecasts - Demographic/Census Statistics

Population and household forecasts for the Coffs Harbour LGA. [no login required]

Consumer Health CompleteConsumer Health Complete

Designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. An EBSCOhost database.

State Library of NSW eResources


Your Coffs Harbour Library 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.
Access the State Library of NSW online resources, register and log in using your Library card number.

Find My Past Find My Past - Australasian Edition

 Family History and Genealogy records. 

 [access available within the library only

Find My Past, UK edition Find My Past - UK Edition

 Family History and Genealogy records.

 [access available within the library only]


Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. An EBSCOhost database.

Literary Reference CentreLiterary Reference Centre Plus

A broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes; it includes summaries, criticisms, biographies and reviews. An EBSCOhost database.

MasterFILE PremierMasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries and contains full text for 1,700+ periodicals, nearly 500 reference books, 85,000+ biographies, and an image collection of 276,000+ photos, maps & flags. An EBSCOhost database.

NoveList PlusNoveList Plus

A readers' advisory service with a comprehensive database of fiction books and authors - great resource to expand your reading and find new authors. An EBSCOhost database.

Science Reference CentreScience Reference Centre

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. An EBSCOhost database.


Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. [no login required]
Some of these databases are subscription-based ones which can only be accessed via the Library's computers. Some databases allow home access in which Library members login using their Library membership number (Library card barcode).

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