Premium eResources and Databases

Some of the eResources and databases below are only available to members of the Cockburn Libraries. Most are accessible from home, though you may be required to enter your library card number to access them. Ancestry.com is only accessible from within the Cockburn Public Libraries. Please carefully read the instructions for how to access each database prior to use.

Featured eResources

Zinio eMagazines Zinio eMagazines in now available to Cockburn Libraries members. This premium digital magazine service allows you to view your favourite print magazines, cover to cover in full colour, 24 hours a day and seven days a week! Cockburn Libraries membership required.


eBooks Cockburn Libraries now offer a large range of eBooks and audio books, including popular fiction and other great titles. Download eBooks for your computer, eBook reader and other compatible devices.Cockburn Libraries membership required.


Ancestry.com Ancestry.com is the largest family history site online with over 4 billion names in worldwide historical records, family tree services and genealogy learning materials. This database is only available on the Public Internet PCs within the Cockburn Public Libraries. (See staff for assistance)


Good Reading Good Reading is your dedicated website for 'Everything About Books!' This database has all of the information that you need to help you find your next good read. Cockburn Libraries membership required.


The Computer School Tutorials Computer training organisation that specialises in easy-access online computer education tutorials. It covers areas such as, computer basics, Windows Vista, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop and more! Cockburn Libraries membership required.


Reading & Literacy

Who else writes like Who else writes like is designed to answer the perennial question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?"
Accessing Who else writes like requires you to first login using your Cockburn Libraries membership, then return to this page (choose eResources from the left Navigation menu)


Good Reading Good Reading is your dedicated website for 'Everything About Books!' This database has all of the information that you need to help you find your next good read. Cockburn Libraries membership required.


Spineout SpineOut Online is a place where you can express your ideas and thoughts and to share your creativity in words, art, film or music. A fun and interactive site.



NoveList NoveList is a guide to fiction. Ever wonder what to read next? Need to know the next book in a Series? What would be a good book for my 4th Grader? Here is your comprehensive source of information on fiction. Cockburn Libraries membership required.


NoveList PGA hosts an extensive range of free ebooks as well as a great deal of information about the History of Australia and the Exploration of Australia is provided, together with a 'Library of Australiana', a list of ebooks available about Australia or written by Australians.


Baen Free Library Baen Books is now making available — for free — a number of its titles in electronic format. Anyone who wishes can read these titles online. Or, if you prefer, you can download the books in one of several formats, with no conditions or strings attached.


WorldCat WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services and is growing larger every day. It allows you to search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.


Encyclopædia & Reference

Health & Wellness Resource Centre Health & Wellness Resource Centre (HWRC) is a comprehensive resource for libraries, schools, and hospitals that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and wellness information. Cockburn Libraries membership required.


Cochrane Medical Library The Cochrane Medical Library is a collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.



EBSCOhost EBSCO's Reference Centre combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers, newswires, reference books and company information to create the largest collection of regional full text content available. Cockburn Libraries membership required.


Trove Trove provides a range of results on a range of topics including biographies, pictures, music, newspapers, books etc. If you are researching in the fields of the social sciences, literature, local or family history, or need inspiration for your school assignment, then this is the tool for you.


Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Online offers an integrated search on the full Encyclopædia Britannica database, Britannica Student Encyclopædia and Britannica Elementary Encyclopædia, as well as over 150 Journals and Magazines plus the Britannica Internet Guide. Cockburn Libraries membership required.


Australian Dictionary of Biography The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. There are over 10,000 scholarly biographies of significant Australians who died before 1980.


eMagazines & Newspapers

Zinio eMagazines Zinio eMagazines in now available to Cockburn Libraries members. This premium digital magazine service allows you to view your favourite print magazines, cover to cover in full colour, 24 hours a day and seven days a week! Cockburn Libraries membership required.


Popular Magazines Search for full-text articles, product reviews and a heaps of other information from over 1000 popular magazine titles, featuring Choice Magazine. The database covers current events, sport, science, health & much more. Cockburn Libraries membership required.


Good Reading Good Reading is your dedicated website for 'Everything About Books!' This database has all of the information that you need to help you find your next good read. Cockburn Libraries membership required.


Spineout SpineOut Online is a place where you can express your ideas and thoughts and to share your creativity in words, art, film or music. A fun and interactive site.



Community Newspapers Online View all issues of each weekly metropolitan suburban newspaper published by the Community Newspapers group. These are the "true to print" digital versions where you view the actual pages of the paper rather than just the text of the articles. The archived issues start from November 2006.


EBSCOhost EBSCO's Reference Centre combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers, newswires, reference books and company information to create the largest collection of regional full text content available. Cockburn Libraries membership required.


For Kids

ABC Splash ABC Splash is a great educational resource for early primary students, upper primary students, secondary students, teachers and parents. It provides hundreds of learning resources that link directly to the Australian Curriculum. Immerse yourself in cutting-edge games, virtual worlds and digital experiences.


Intrepica A high-quality play-based literacy resource with more than 10,000 activities online for children of all ages and ability. Children and parents can select from activities focusing on pre-reading skills, phonics, reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension in a fun, exciting and safe online environment.


Busy Things 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. Cockburn Libraries membership required.


TumbleBooks TumbleBooks introduces young children to the joys of reading with a delightful collection of animated, talking picture books. This service has been provided through Better Beginnings supporting families in sharing a love of reading.


Spineout SpineOut Online is a place where you can express your ideas and thoughts and to share your creativity in words, art, film or music. A fun and interactive site.



Local Information

Community Information Looking for a daycare centre, a sports club or any other service in your area? Community Information offers a directory of groups, services & other information in your area.



Forecast.id Find out the estimated future population of your suburb. See other forecast information on migration, resedential development, household structure and more.



Community Newspapers Online View all issues of each weekly metropolitan suburban newspaper published by the Community Newspapers group. These are the "true to print" digital versions where you view the actual pages of the paper rather than just the text of the articles. The archived issues start from November 2006.


Languages

MyLanguage MyLanguage is a national portal that enhances access to multilingual online information. It provides access to search engines, web directories and news in over sixty languages.



Road to IELTS Academic Over 120 hours of intensive academic training on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking. Over 120 hours of intensive academic training on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking.


Road to IELTS Academic Over 120 hours of intensive general training on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking.



Study Skills Success V9 Thorough course in academic English. Includes authentic articles, academic texts, lectures, as well as work on critical thinking and independent learning.



Nyungar Dictionary Nyungar NRM wordlist & language collection booklet of the Avon Catchment Region.



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