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Online library resources

Our libraries offer a range of electronic resources including books, audio and magazines. Your library membership can be used to access them all.

Mitchell Shire library activities hub

View our online library activities for fun educational craft ideas to keep your kids entertained.

Activities are suited to school-age children and will cover a variety of themes.
New activities are uploaded regularly so don’t forget to check back.

Open Access articles

Mitchell Shire libraries are taking part in an exciting pilot program that provides access to approx. 7 million Open Access (free) journal articles.

When you search our library catalogue, click on the ‘Online Articles’ tab in the results to access articles. For further information please speak with our Library Staff.

Local and family history resources


Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website - the Ancestry Library website. Start a family tree, browse census, birth, death and marriage records and more online.

This resource can only be accessed within the library.

Picture Victoria

Search for pictures from the local history collections of Victorian public libraries.

Visit the Picture Victoria website.


Find Australian resources including books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

Visit the Trove website.

Other online resources

Looking for other online research resources? From statistics to journal articles, from scientific research to legal materials, these portals have you covered.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

The ABS website provides statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters.

Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)

The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) website provides free online access to Australasian legal materials.

BioMed Central (BMC)

BioMed Central (BMC) shares discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

Visit the BioMed Central website.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Elsevier Open Access Journals

Elsevier Open Access Journals provides access to peer-reviewed articles across a range of subjects including arts, humanities, social sciences and physical sciences.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) indexes education research found in journal articles, books, and grey literature.

View the ERIC website.

GCF Global

GCF provides access to online training programs in a range of subject areas including computer applications, literacy, mathematics, career preparation and design.

Visit the GCF Global website.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across a variety of formats and subject areas.

Visit the Google Scholar website.

Libraries Victoria

Access the library on the go, without going through the catalogue. Unsure if the library has the item? Scan the ISBN with the app and find out.


PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, life sciences, behavioural sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.

Visit the PubMed website.


ScienceOpen is a freely accessible search and discovery platform that provides access to more than 61 million publications.

Visit the ScienceOpen website.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

SSRN provides access to almost one million research papers covering more than 50 disciplines.

Visit the SSRN website.


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This page was last updated on 1 August 2022.