Library Online Resources

Members of the Waroona Public Library have access to numerous online resources through the State Library and the South West Electronic Library (SWEL) project.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Health And Wellness Resource Center

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Thomson Gale provides full-text authoritative information from journals and reference books covering health, fitness and nutrition.

Australia/NZ Reference Centre (ANZRC)

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The ANZRC is the largest collection of regional full-text content available to public libraries, with a rich mix of both Australian and global titles. Made up of over 680 full-text reference books, newspapers, country reports, newswires, magazines and over 82,000 full-text biographies, ANZRC is a multi-disciplinary resource that caters for current affairs, sport, politics, technology, nature and a range of other subjects.

Unique to EBSCO are over 20 titles from Australian Consolidated Press. These include The Bulletin with Newsweek, Australian Personal Computer (APC) and Money. Nature Australia is another title unique to EBSCO. The superb range of global magazines includes The Economist, TIME, New Scientist and National Geographic.

Auto Repair Reference Centre (ARRC)

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The Auto Repair Reference Center database includes automotive repair information supplied by Nichols Publishing, the former publisher of the Chilton information and information from Delphi Integrated Service Solutions. Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of US domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954. Database content includes approximately 25,000 vehicles covered from 1954 to present; over 100,000 factory drawings and step-by-step photographs; over 65,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer; wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications & maintenance schedules; Labor Time Guide & Estimator; Quick Tips, a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance; unlimited remote access and much more. New repair procedures and updates will also be added continuously.

While sourced from the US, Auto Repair Reference Center also details several cars on the Australian market, though in left-hand drive format.

Booksource: Nonfiction

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BookSource: Nonfiction™ is a rich research database for public libraries. A cross-curricular database, it provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes full text entries on core subject areas, as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills and more.

Business Source Elite

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Full text coverage from scholarly business management and economic journals, including peer-reviewed publications. Included in this database, are company profiles and industry reports from Datamonitor.


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A great guide for fiction readers. Find your favourite author, look for similar titles to the one you have just read, look for the next book in a series or find books for your young reader.

Statewide Catalogue

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