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1:16pm 20 January 2015

lyndaLibrary
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lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. There are over 3000 courses to choose from with over 150,000 award winning video tutorials taught by industry experts. You will need to login with your library card number and PIN.

 

Britannica Online
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General encyclopedia and student, junior levels

 

Choice Online
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Check out Choice for unbiased product reviews, comparisons and consumer action.
For password - see library staff

 

eBooks and eAudiobooks

3:31pm 29 September 2015

Bolinda BorrowBox *NEW

Bolinda ebooks eaudiobooks


Download eBooks and eAudiobooks via the website or straight from the BorrowBox app. Australian and International best-selling authors.

Download the BorrowBox app | Access BorrowBox via web

Borrow Limit - 5 eBooks and 5 eAudiobooks for 3-week loan. Unlimited renewals (as long as there are no holds).

You will need to be a full member of the library to access the eLibrary - just go along to one of our branches and sign up on the spot.



Overdrive eLibrary

Overdrive ebooks eaudiobooks


Download eBooks and eAudiobooks via the website or straight from the Overdrive app.

Download the Overdrive app | Access Overdrive via web

Borrow Limit - 20 items for 3-week loan. Unlimited renewals (as long as there are no holds).

You will need to be a full member of the library to access the eLibrary - just go along to one of our branches and sign up on the spot.

 

Biographies

3:14pm 4 July 2016

Australian National Dictionary of Biography Online
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10,000 scholarly biographies of persons who were significant in Australian history

 

Encyclopedias & dictionaries

11:52am 29 June 2016

Britannica

Britannica Online
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General encyclopedia and student, junior levels


Virtual Reference Library
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Reference books and Encylopedias on Arts, Business, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science.
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Family history

4:13pm 22 April 2014

Ancestry

Ancestry
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Largest collection of genealogy records on the Internet. U.K. and U.S. census records, military records, passenger lists and more! Free search for Eastern Regional Libraries members on library computers


Find My Past 
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Search  Australian, Irish, New Zealand and UK family history records.  Free search for Eastern Regional Libraries members on library computers. 

 

Health

8:50am 7 April 2011

Health and Wellness

Health & Wellness
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Health & Medical encyclopedia

Language Learning

11:07am 29 January 2016

Mango Languages

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Learn a language online.

Newspapers & magazines

10:37am 6 July 2016

ANZ Reference Centre
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Australian & New Zealand newspaper & magazine articles

 

British Newspaper Archive
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Search the contents of British newspapers dating from 1716 to the 1900s. You will need to register with the site in order to access the newspapers in the library.

 

Echo
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Index to newspaper articles and issues for students (no full text)
 

Library Edition (The Age Newspaper)
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Browse or keyword search The Age newspaper



Issues and Controversies
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Articles for and against topical issues


PressDisplay
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With PressDisplay you can read your favourite newspapers online. Access newspapers from Australia and around the world on the day they are published. Instant access to 2200 newspapers from 97 countries in 54 languages.


Print newspapers in our branches

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List of print newspapers in our branches and length of time they are kept.

 

Zinio Magazines
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Download digital copies of your favourite magazines . View complete copies of the best magazines from Australia the US and UK on your computer or mobile device. File formats are available for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and Blackberry Playbook.
Zinio Help (includes user guides for Desktop, IOS, Android & Kindle Fire)

 

Reading & libraries

3:39pm 1 July 2016

 

busythings
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busythings is an online learning resource that will help your preschooler's creative development, problem solving, numeracy, communication and literacy. It's fun, quirky, colourful and noisy!

busythings is now available on your tablet computer, For iPads access the resource using Safari. For Android tablets use the latest version of Google Chrome.

 

Literacy Planet 
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Literacy Planet is an online learning resource offering an interactive and fun learning program to assist in childhood literacy development. Click free for library users button and sign up for access using your library card.



LibraryLink Victoria
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Search a comprehensive list of Victorian public library catalogues.

Please note - as from 10th April 2015 members ERL members will be limited to placing 5 holds through LibraryLink Victoria.

 

Magpies
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Children's books & authors


NoveList K-8
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Children and teenagers guide to fiction. Includes recommended reads and book talks.


NoveListPlus
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Reader advisory tool, choose fiction and non-fiction books based on a similar theme.


Sequel Search
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Search sequels database

 

StoryBox Library
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Watch your favourite Australian childrens stories read by our best storytellers.


TumbleBook Library
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Online animated & narrated picture books, chapter books, puzzles, games & quizzes for kids


Who Writes Like
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Suggestions for alternative authors to read

Other

8:38am 18 July 2016

Aussie-Driver

Access here - Getting ready to become a new driver in Victoria? Help is available. Aussie Driver has the resources you need to help you get ready, pass your learners test, and become a driver: free learners practice tests & this year’s official Victoria Driver’s manual.

 

Access Video on Demand
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Explore documentaries from around the world (BBC series included) - watch and enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

 

beamafilm                                                                                                                                                      Login with your library card number (the one beginning 20023) 
Explore documentaries from around the world - watch and enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

                                                                 

Choice Online
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Check out Choice for unbiased product reviews, comparisons and consumer action.
For password - see library staff

 

BizLibrary
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Discover the best resources to help small businesses thrive in the digital age.


Road to IELTS
Road to IELTS
"Road to IELTS" is an online IELTS preparation course designed by the British Council.

It provides 120 hours of free online self study materials to support IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic test preparation. Each module contains 12 units based on commonly used IELTS topics and covers reading writing, listening and speaking.

IELTS - General Training
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IELTS - Academic Test Preparation
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Statistics
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Australian statistics