eResources

Some of the following databases are licensed under a state-wide agreement and are available for use from home using your Western Australian public library membership card number.
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FantasticFiction

Lots of reviews of books plus full listings for authors, genres etc.
Type: Youth Adult
ADB

Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. Find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.
Type: Youth Adult

For information on early literacy for children aged 0-3.
Type: Children
Better Reading

A great source of independent book recommendations for Australian readers and their families
Type: Youth Adult
busythings

Is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings supporting families in sharing a love of reading.
Type: Children

The world factbook produced by the CIA.
Type: Youth Adult
Community Newspaper Group

Community ePapers at your fingertips
Type: Adult
DAWR

Australian Government department which develops and implements policies and programmes to ensure Australia's agricultural, fisheries, food and fore​stry indust​ries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable, and supports the sustainable and productive management and use of rivers and water resources.
Type: Youth Adult
Family Search

A nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations.
Type: Adult

A peak organisation bringing together research and advocacy for young children.
Type: Children

The Statistics section of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) web site gives you access to the full range of ABS statistical and reference information.
Type: Youth Adult
Inside a Dog

Young adult website for writers and readers supported by the State Library of Victoria
Type: Youth
Kidsafe

The Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia.
Type: Children
Moother Goose

Rhymes, computer games and crafts for children.
Type: Children
Ngala

Is an Early Parenting Centre with a passion for supporting and guiding families and young children through the journey of early parenting.
Type: Children
PBS

Join in some games that encourage reading skills with some popular book and TV characters
Type: Children
DoH

Play ideas brochures - Produced by the Play and Learning Program at the State Child Development Centre.
Type: Children
Product Safety Australia

Product Safety Australia website provides you with a single entry point to national, state and territory product safety and recalls information
Type: Adult
Raising Children Network

An Australian parenting website with lots of information about the connection between, learning, play and reading.
Type: Children
RIF

We empower children to read, learn and grow - Reading Is Fundamental has used its experience and expertise to motivate and inspire young children to read.
Type: Children
skillswise

Provides resources for job seekers and adult learners of maths, English, and their tutors. This is part of the BBC Learning website.
Type: Youth Adult
State Law Publisher

Official publisher of Western Australian legislation and statutory information
Type: Adult
SLWA

Search all material held within the Alexander Library Building and a large percentage of material held in public libraries throughout Western Australia.
Type: Children Youth Adult
story box library

A place where the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature is on permanent exhibit Story Box Library in a beautiful online ‘reading room’. Story Box Library connects children with literature through the complementary medium of film, providing our audience with a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles.
Type: Children
trove

Helps you find and use resources relating to Australia. It's more than a search engine. Trove brings together content from libraries, museums, archives, repositories and other research and collecting organisations big and small.
Type: Adult
what's on 4 little ones

Lots of activities for kids in WA
Type: Children
0 - 3

A focus on the early years of your child’s development and support for parents as their child’s first teacher.
Type: Children
PDF listing

A listing of website and contact details developed by Department of Communities.
Type: Children
kidspot

Activities and games for children and families.
Type: Children
GoGov

GoGov provides online visitors with a single point of entry to government agencies and politicians in Australia. GoGov is a whole of government online directory showcasing 2,300 state and federal government agencies and politicians in Australia and their related (parent/child) agencies. It is a fast and efficient way for anyone to find government agencies and politicians anywhere in Australia across state and commonwealth government jurisdictions.
Type: Youth Adult
ancestry library edition

Ancestry Library Edition is a new genealogy research tool that provides library patrons instant access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the U. S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more!
Type: Youth Adult
Good Reads

The world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love. Did you know that Goodreads have mobile apps? The official apps are available for free from the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.
Type: Youth Adult

 

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