The following research tools can be accessed from home or on-the-go with your library card. They can also be used in our branch libraries on the public access PCs or with our free WiFi. If you would like assistance in using these eResources or you need help with your research please contact us online or visit or call your branch library.

Students in Years 7 to 12 can now access a tutor online free with a Newcastle Region Library card. Whenever you're stuck with study, we'll connect you with an expert in your subject. All Maths, English and Science topics are included. Tutors are online Monday to Sunday between 3pm and midnight. You can also upload an essay or assignment draft to Your Tutor experts and get feedback within 24 hours.

To connect:

  • Go to yourtutor
  • Select 'Log In' from the top right corner of the screen
  • Select 'Find your library or school'
  • Under Libraries, locate and select 'Newcastle Region Library'
  • Enter your library card number, check the agreement box and select 'Sign In'
  • You're in!

Art and Music:
Gale Virtual Reference Library - A collection of eBooks across a range of topics. The Arts collection includes publications on art, music, literature, religion, dance and film.
Naxos Music Online - Classical music streaming with music curriculum based information and relevant recordings. To gain access phone 4974 5340 or contact us online.
Oxford Art Online - Includes Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopeadia of Aesthetics and The Oxford Companion to Western Art. Includes biographies, detailed subject entries and images.

Business and Economics:
ABI/Inform Global - Management and business journals for professionals and students.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - A collection of searchable eBooks that on a range of topics including economics, leadership, marketing, mediation and conflict resolution, project management, ethical business and more.

My Career Match - Use the online quiz to find the careers that best suit your personality and then build a great resume with the guide.

Infobase eBooks - a collection of eBooks with science and literature titles.
Literary Reference Centre Plus - Book reviews, plot summaries, and study guides for texts.

Australia / New  Zealand Reference Centre - Full text articles from Australian and international newspapers and periodicals, as well as images and videos. Strong Australian content including the Newcastle Herald.
Proquest ANZ Newsstand - A selection of full text newspapers and newswires from Australia and New Zealand covering regional and international topics.
Encyclopaedia Britannica - Both junior and advanced subject coverage.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - A collection of searchable eBooks covering Business, Humanities, Sciences and the Social Sciences.
Imagequest by Britannica - A collection of over 3 million rights-cleared images for non-commercial use in presentations and assessments. Images are from: The Bridgeman Art Gallery; Dorling Kindersley Images; Getty Images; the National Portrait Gallery of London; the National Geographic Society and more.
Points of View Reference Centre - More than 270 topical essays each with an overview, argument, opposing argument, and critical thinking guide.
State Library of NSW - View Australian primary history resources or use your Newcastle Region Library card to access 100s of specialist eResources.

Ancient & Medieval History - Including Africa, Asia, Europe, Egypt, the Near East, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, the Americas and the Islamic World. Comprehensive articles as well as slideshows and videos, biographies, primary sources and maps and graphs.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - A broad range of searchable eBooks on periods of History including: early humans; ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome; the Renaissance; Islamic history and culture; World Wars I and II; Vietnam; the Women's movement and more.
Gale World History in Context - Primary sources, biographies, reference books and journals with videos and images covering both modern and ancient history.
History Reference Centre - Features thousands of primary sources, books and journals relevant to the requirements of the new HSIE syllabus.

HSC Resources:
Proquest Research Library - A broad range of academic journals including history, society and culture, and technology.

Mango Languages - Practice your listening and speaking skills with these conversation and film-based resources. Choose from over 60 languages.

Legal Studies:
Find Legal Answers: Legal Studies NSW - Find preliminary and HSC research guides, a criminal case library, Hot Topics, videos and guides for Legal Studies students.

Science, Geography and Technology:
Gale Virtual Reference Library  - Searchable eBooks which include geography titles.
Greenfile - Full text conservation and environmental journal articles.
Infobase ebooks - a collection of eBooks with science and literature titles.
Science in Context - A multi-media science encyclopaedia with ebooks, journal articles, videos and images.
Science Reference Centre - Full text science and technology journal articles.

Society and Culture:
Australia / New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre - More than 270 topical essays each with an overview, argument, opposing argument, and critical thinking guide.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Searchable eBooks on the Social Sciences including sociology, psychology, social issues, human relationships, human rights, cultures and societies, and more.