Library Apps and Online Databases

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The Burnside Library provides access to a large range of online databases including newspapers, magazines, ebooks and audio books. Many of these databases have dedicated apps which can be downloaded via your device's respective app store.

 

 

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BookMyne

Allows you to search the catalogue and place requests on items, as well as viewing and renewing your current loans.

Can be downloaded to your Android or Apple device via their respective app store.

*Please note that this app is not available for Windows devices.

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Libby

Libby by Overdrive gives you access to over 33,000 ebooks and audiobooks.

You can access the Libby catalogue here:

Overdrive Catalogue

*Please note that this service will not work with Kindle devices.

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ePlatform

ePlatform by Wheelers gives you access to a further 4,000 ebooks.

ePlatform Catalogue

*Please note that this service will not work with Kindle devices.

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RBdigital

Formerly known as Zinio, RBdigital gives you free online access to over 400 magazine titles. All you need is your Library Card Number to create a new RBdigital account.

RB Digital Magazines for Libraries

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ComicsPlus

ComicsPlus brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics.

ComicsPlus

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Lynda

You now have access to Lynda with your library card. Lynda is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative and business skills.

Lynda

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Transparent Languages

Transparent Language gives you self-guided language courses for approximately 100 different languages. These can be accessed for free using your library card.

Transparent Languages

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Road to IELTS

Road to IELTS provides access to free online self-study materials to support IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic test preparations.

Road to IELTS

Online Databases

Good Reading Magazine

An Australian monthly magazine dedicated to books and reading, for adults and children.

Good Reading Magazine

Choice Online

Get free access to thousands of products reviews and comparisons from Choice magazine's online database.

*Access is only available in the library - please ask at the Information Desk.

Ancestry Library Edition

The Ancestry Library Edition electronic resource is now available to patrons within the library. Ancestry is a database aimed at those doing genealogy. There are more than 4,000 databases and 1.5 billion names! 

*Access is only available in the library - please ask at the Information Desk.

Trove

Trove is the National Library's free search engine. It enables enquirers to:

  • Search the catalogues and find the holdings of libraries across Australia.
  • Search and access the National Library's databases of digitised newspapers, archived websites, maps, pictures, photos and music and video files.
  • Tag, add comments and organise results.

Whether you are tracing your family history, researching a topic, reading for pleasure, teaching or studying, Trove will help you.

Trove

Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. In it you will find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.

Australian Dictionary of Biography

SACommunity

SACommunity is a database of South Australian community services including information about government, non-government, community based and some private sector organisations that provide services for the South Australian community in the areas of health,welfare, housing, education, community participation, information, legal services, arts and recreation. Searches on the site can be limited to Burnside (or any other council area), or across all council areas.

SACommunity

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics website is committed to providing browsers with Australian statistical information. It also includes pages on ABS products and training, and information for small businesses and universities.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Commonwealth of Australia Law

ComLaw is the legal information retrieval system owned by the Australian Attorney-General's Department. ComLaw essentially brings low or no-cost access to the law for the community.

Commonwealth of Australia Law

Carter's Antiques Price Guide

Carter's online price guide features 90,000 art antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century design. The guide is frequently updated and is indexed. Please note this is a price guide and not an online marketplace for antiques and collectables.

Carter's Antiques Price Guide

My Health and Wellbeing Website

Your health is the most valuable thing you will ever possess. While your doctor is the best source of diagnosis and treatment advice, there are many websites that provide general health information. My Health and Wellbeing's resource webpage aims to collate and review the best of the health information websites.

My Health and Wellbeing Website

Online Safety

Staying safe online is important. Below are a few links that will help you with online safety, protecting your identity and other personal information.

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is one of Australia’s most respected children’s charities and is dedicated to protecting children from violence and its devastating impact. They care for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence; reduce the incidence of bullying, cyber bullying and other cyber risks and advocate for the safety and wellbeing of children.

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation

Think U Know

ThinkUKnow is a free, evidence-based cyber safety program that provides accessible cyber safety education to parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia.

Think U Know

Internet Basics

It doesn't matter if you're brand new to the Internet, or looking to build on what you already know so that you're more confident, comfortable and safe. You'll find what you need to get started here.

Internet Basics

Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

The Office provides Australians with a range of up-to-date information and resources, coupled with a comprehensive complaints system to assist children who experience serious cyber bullying.

Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

Stay Smart Online

Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government's online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online.

Stay Smart Online

DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is an Internet search engine that emphasises protecting searchers' privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalised search results.

DuckDuckGo