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Discover the range of eResources the Library has to meet your every information need.
Learn a new language! Explore a new world!
 
Our eResources have also been divided into the broad subject headings as follows...
 
  
 
 
PressReader provides unlimited access to over 7,000 publications from around the world in 60+ languages, with the ability to translate in 18 different languages, text to speech functionality, and much much more! The full text of each newspaper is displayed in colour, including photos and classifieds.  Back issues of our local paper - The Coffs Coast Advocate - is also included. Access online via the website or the web App. GET STARTED NOW:
  
 
 
 
Newsbank Complete full-text content of many local, regional, national & international newspapers. Includes complete back issues of our local paper, The Coffs Coast Advocate, and image versions of The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, & The Canberra Times.
 
 
 
In addition to the below resources, your Coffs Harbour Library card also grants you access to the wide range of resources from the
State Library of New South Wales
, including eBooks .
 
 
   
 

Academic Search Premier
- a scholarly collection of information covering a range of academic subject fields.
 
 
 
 
Australia / New Zealand Points of View -  a range of essays presenting multiple perspectives of a current issue. Provides overview, point, counterpoint, and critical thinking guide.
 
 
 
Australian and New Zealand Resource Centre (ANZRC) - Australian and NZ specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books included to create a large collection of regional full text content.
 
 
 
 
 
The Australian Bureau of Statistics provides access to ABS' full standard product range on-line, including Census data. This is complemented by Council's Community Profile data tailored specifically for the Coffs Harbour local government area.
 
 
 
 Beamafilm - streaming your favourite documentaries and indie features... Beamafilm is Australia’s premium movie streaming channel for true stories and independent voices, featuring a carefully curated and unique collection of over 400 award-winning documentaries, independent features and festival favourites to delight, inspire and entertain you.
 
 
 

Britannica 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.
 
 
    
CHCC Community Atlas - key socio-demographic characteristics for the Coffs Harbour LGA presented as interactive maps.
 
CHCC Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the Coffs Harbour LGA based on results from previous Censuses. Included here is CHCC Population Forecasts which looks into what is driving population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types will change.       
  
 
 
 

Consumer Health Complete
- designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.
 
 
    

 GreenFILE - offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
 
 
 
 
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Need help fixing your car or motorbike?  You now have free online access to hundreds of Haynes workshop manuals using your computer, tablet or mobile device. Access is available in the library and from your home (or garage) with your library card and password.
 
 
  
 
 
Hobbies and Craft Reference Centre - offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Access leading hobby and craft magazines, Bead & Button, Birder's World, creative Knitting, Fine Scale Modeler, Quilter's World, and many more.
 
 
 
 
 
   
Australian Indigenous Index to the Koori Mail, a national fortnightly newspaper published in Lismore, NSW, that focuses on the Indigenous people of Australia, from May 1991 to date. It is also an index to biographical information from various magazines including: Our Aim (1907–1961), Dawn (1952–1969), New Dawn (1970–1975) and Identity (1971–1982).
 
 
 

Literary Reference Centre
- a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes; it includes summaries, criticisms, biographies and reviews.
 
 
 
 
 
MasterFILE Premier - contains full text for 1,700+ periodicals, nearly 500 reference books, 85,000+ biographies, and an image collection of 276,000+ photos, maps & flags
 
 
 

NoveList Plus
- a readers' advisory service with a comprehensive database of fiction books and authors - great resource to expand your reading and find new authors.
 
  
 
 
 
 Science Reference Centrecontains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.
 
 
 
 
 
 Studiosity (for years 10, 11, & 12) - ease the stress of the HSC with this free online tutoring service. Studiosity is available in the library or from home (all you need is your Coffs Harbour City Library membership number) and is the place to go to get help from trained, professional tutors. You can connect live to a tutor, get writing feedback, or make the most of the hundreds of curriculum based practice tests availbale once you log in.
 
 
 
 

Technology Skills Online - a curated list of useful online tools to help you learn basic digital literacy skills.
 
 
 
  
   
 
 
Trove - explore Australian resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.
 
 
 

Access the encyclopaedic knowledge of World Book today - anywhere, anytime. This fabulous resource includes World Book eBooks (download the app), Early World of Learning, the classic World Book Encyclopaedia suited to all levels (Kids, Student, Advanced), and Timelines. 
  

World Book eBooks
 - informational eBooks perfect for school assignments.
 
 
 
 
 
Still stuck?
This is a pretty big list of resources to use and we appreciate how daunting it can be to find just the right one. So, if you're still stuck or simply struggling to find the best resources (including books & websites) to help with your study or assignment then contact us and our friendly library staff can help get you pointed in the right direction.
 
 
 
Phone us on 66484900 or email coffs.library@chcc.nsw.gov.au
 
 
 
Hours:
Harry Bailey Memorial Library - Monday - Friday 9:30am-6pm; Saturday 9:30am-2pm
Toormina Library - Monday - Friday 9:30am-5pm; Saturday 9:30am-12noon
Woolgoolga Library - Monday - Friday 9:30am-5pm; Saturday 9:30am-12noon
 
 
 
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