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Find answers to your questions online by searching these sites affiliated with the State Library NSW.

Search all the In Context databases and Gale OneFile: News database via the Gale Power Search Platform here.

Gale Books and Authors
Gale Books and Authors
Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?" - Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres or topics.

Gale Business - Entrepreneurship
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles and more.

Gale Business - Plan Builder
Gale Business: Plan Builder
Grow, plan and optimise a business/non-profit. Utilise development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.

Gale Health and Wellness
Gale Health and Wellness
Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia and much more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health related issues from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.

Gale in Context -  Biography
Gale in Context: Biography
Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazines and multimedia content.

Gale in context - environmental studies
Gale in Context: Environmental Studies
Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news and multimedia content.

Gale in context - global issues
Gale in Context: Global Issues
Analyse important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content. 

Gale in context - opposing viewpoints
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.

Gale in context - science
Gale in Context: Science
Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments and more.

Gale in context - world history
Gale In Context: World History   
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources. 

Gale interactive - science
Gale Interactive: Science     
Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science    

Gale literature resource centre
Gale Literature Resource Centre
Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras. 

Gale onefile - news
Gale OneFile: News         
Access major newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. Includes Australian News Limited and Fairfax newspapers.

national geographic virtual library
National Geographic Virtual Library 
Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery.          

national geographic kids
National Geographic Kids     
Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Use this separate link children’s dedicated computers.         

Gales general one file
Gale General OneFile
Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

Gale OneFile Agriculture
Gale OneFile: Agriculture

Access current and authoritative periodical content covering agriculture and its related fields.

Gale OneFile Culinary Arts
Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts        
Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles. 

Gale OneFile gardening and horticulture
Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture 
Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts. 

Gale OneFile home improvement
Gale OneFile: Home Improvement          

Search home improvement topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more. 

Gale OneFile vocations and carers
Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers       

Research a vocation, find an appropriate institution of learning, and get assistance on job searches and maintaining a career.

State Library NSW eResources

Access the State Library’s eResources, including full-text articles, newspapers and images.

Drug information


Free information about drugs, alcohol and the law for the community of NSW.

Find Legal Answers


This website has been developed by staff of the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of NSW.

It provides access to useful, current and easy to understand information about the law in NSW for:

  • members of the community wanting information about a legal problem or issue
  • HSC legal studies students and teachers
  • legal researchers


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