State Library NSW services

Research tools

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


Academic search premier

Academic Search Premier
Scholarly collection of information covering a range of academic subject fields.


AUSNZ reference centre

Australia/NZ Reference Centre
Australian and NZ magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books to create a large collection of regional full text content.


AUSNZ points of view

Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre
Essays presenting multiple perspectives of current issues. Provides overview, point, counterpoint, and critical thinking guide.


consumer health

Consumer Health Complete
A great source of full-text information on a diverse range of health-related subjects. Includes links to diet, cancer and health assessment sites, as well as government databases.



EBSCO eBooks
A general reference collection of eBooks, with more than 33,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries. Features fiction for adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry-leading publishers.



History Reference Centre
The world’s most extensive full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research.



Hobbies and Crafts Reference Centre
Comprehensive full-text content for many of today’s most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities. The database offers detailed ‘how-to’ instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.



MasterFILE Premier
Contains full text for nearly 1700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.



NoveList Plus
A readers' advisory service with a comprehensive database of fiction books and authors – great resource to expand your reading and find new


science ref centre

Science Reference Centre
An in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs.


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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