Research and Study

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Do you need help with your research or homework? AskALibrarian@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au
 

Studiosity (formerly Your Tutor)

Studiosity provides free, online help with maths, English, science, business studies, economics, study skills and assignments for students in years 3-12. Live service is available Sunday to Friday 3pm-10pm. Essay and report writing feedback is also available, allowing students to upload files and receive professional advice within 24 hours.

Until the end of 2017 TAFE and first year undergraduate university students studying statistics, economics or accounting can access Studiosity 7-10pm, Sunday to Thursday.

All you need to login is your library membership number. Not a member? Join today!
 

Antiques

Carter's price guide to antiques allows you to value antiques and collectables online.
 

Books and Reading

eBranch - access our wonderful range of free eBooks and eAudiobooks.

NoveLIST Plus - find that next great read or author read a likes, bookgroup notes, recommended and award winning titles.

Literary Reference Centre Plus - plot and critical summaries, author biographies, literary movements and full texts of many classic novels.

Fantastic Fiction - discover new book titles, authors and lists of award winning reads!
 

Computer skills

Computerschool.net - learn how to use your iPad or Tablet as well as programs such as Windows, Word, Excel, the Internet, Facebook, Twitter and more!
 

Consumer Advice

Choice - Read full text, premium articles on consumer issues.
NOTE - ONLY AVAILABLE FOR USE IN THE LIBRARY. Please ask staff for assistance with logging in.
 


Current Affairs and Social Issues

Points of View Reference Centre provides information on a wide range of current affairs - from politics to social issues.

Issues in Society ebooks have current Australian content on a range of social issues. Just follow the link and put 'Justin Healey' in the search bar.  
 

Encyclopaedia and General Knowledge

Britannica Online provides access to the full Encyclopaedia.
 

Geography and the Environment

World Geography and Culture Online has information on countries, cultures and maps. Great for planning that next trip!

Green File contains information about the natural environment, including global warming, recycling, alternative fuel sources and more.

Blue Planet - Find information on local environmental issues such as Porters Creek and more.
 

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Health

Consumer Health Complete - looking for up to date health information? This has the latest info from medical encyclopaedias and journals.

Drug info at your library - Info on drug and alcohol provided by the State Library of NSW
 

History

Ancient & Medieval. includes Australia

Modern History includes Australia

American History includes Australia

History Reference Center a great site for all levels of students. Has primary source and full text documents
 

Hobbies and Craft

Hobbies and Craft Reference Center Features 'how to' instructions and creative ideas from leading hobby and craft magazines.


Job Seeking

My Career Match provides information on choosing a career as well as writing great résumés and job applications. 

Studiosity is a free online program designed to assist you with your résumé and provide CV feedback, help develop everyday maths, online and library research skills as well as IELTS support. Chat online to a qualified tutor between 3pm and 10pm, Monday to Friday.

Learn English online - contains modules on job seeking that take you through the whole process from looking for work to the interview. Learn about what goes into a résumé, transferrable skills, what does a job ad really means, covering letters, questioning and interviewing techniques.
 

Language

Mango languages Learn a new language with Mango! - Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses for English speakers and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®.
 

Learning English as a Second Language        

Learn English Online with AMES. This is an online and interactive way to learn and improve your English language skills. There is also a job seeking skills component of the program

Learn English with Mango! - 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language.
 

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Legal Information

Find Legal Answers provides legal information on a wide range of topics, compiled by the State Library of New South Wales.
 

Newspapers and Magazines

Australian/New Zealand Reference Centre has a wide range of Australian and overseas full text newspapers, journals and magazines.

Zinio - read the latest copies of your favourite magazines on your computer or mobile device.

Trove - Historic newspapers digitised by the National Library of Australia.

Historic Newspapers - held at Tuggerah Library

State Library of NSW - membership provides access to a wide range of national, international current and historic newspapers and journals

Central Coast Express Advocate Online - find complete copies of the Central Coast Express online from approximately February 2013. Tuggerah Library holds back copies of the Gosford edition of the Express on microfiche (3 month delay from date of publication).
 

Peer reviewed journals

Academic Search Premier - gives you full text access to more than 2100 academic journals covering a wide range of subject areas.

MasterFILE Complete - provides full text general reference publications covering a wide range of subject areas.
 

Science

Science Reference Centre - discover information on biology, chemistry, physics and much more.

Science Ebooks - free access to ebooks on space and the planets, the water cycle, chemistry, plate tectonics and science experiments.
 

Word Puzzles

Clue Detective - Do crosswords, codewords, sudoku, trivia quizzes and word searches online  Hint: you will need to use the following:

Username CentralCoastNSWLibraries 
Password puzzles4centralcoast

Click on members only puzzles and start solving the clues.