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Business & Career
Computer Tutorials
Consumer & Legal Information
Kids Learning
Teens Learning

Adult Learning
eBooks & eJournals
Encyclopedias, Reference & Homework Help
Family History
General Research
History Resources
Literature & Culture

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Business & Career

Business Book Summaries Business Book Summaries provides summaries for the top 1% of business books published each year in the United States.
My Career Match MyCareerMatch. Discover what careers best suits you and how to write a great resume.
Job Guide 2014 Job Guide 2014 makes available information on over 500 occupations, contact details for training providers, as well as job search information and advice.
SAI Global Standards Online Public Library (SAI Global) * Access over 7,700 national Australian Standards.

Computer Tutorials

The Computer School Computer Skills Index contains hundreds of comprehensive computer training tutorials, including computer basics, research and internet use. Log in with the password loganskills, then press Submit.
Dynamic Learning Online Dynamic Learning Online provides interactive training online for Microsoft products and includes introductory lessons for beginners.
Lynda.com Lynda.com * provides access to a vast library of instructional videos.

Consumer & Legal Information

Australian Legal Information Institute Australian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) publishes public legal information — including state, territory and commonwealth legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals; law reform and royal commission reports.
Choice Online Choice Online * provides independent and science-based testing on a wide range of products and services. New tests added weekly! The database is only for use in the library and requires library staff to type in the access password.

Kids Learning

10 Monkeys 10Monkeys teaches children aged 6 – 10 years old mathematic skills in a fun, interactive game-like environment.
Animalates Animalates increases your child’s balance, flexibility, strength, spatial awareness and self confidence as well as their numeracy and literacy results with a daily 10 minute Animalates "Adventure".
AppFurnace allows you to easily create Apps by using a Windows or Mac internet browser.
Busythings.com Busythings.co.uk is an amazing, colourful and quirky service hosting software dedicated to early years learners. Suitable for children 8 years and under.
Busy Projects is a collection of simple to use tools which enable children to create work linked to a variety of topics.
The Grid Club Grid Club has challenging and fun learning games and videos for children, 5 to 12 years old. Games are designed to help improve skills in English, Math, Science, History and plenty more besides.
Literacy Planet Literacy Planet is an Australian literary source providing a motivational and fun learning platform for students of all ages and ability.
MuzzyOnline MuzzyOnline is an interactive language course for children learning a second language in any of Spanish, French, English, German and Italian languages.
PK Magazine is designed for publishing primary school children’s creative works.
Rainforest Coding is a new collection of adventures and activities designed to make Scratch programming easy to understand and fun to learn.
Who next...? Who Next Guide is a tool for parents and teachers to help children explore the world of reading. Writers of children’s fiction are listed together with sugestions of other authors who write in a similar way.
Zoo Whiz ZooWhiz. For children aged 5 to 15. An interactive motivational learning environment with over 17,000 curriculum-correlated learning activities covering maths, word skills and reading.

Teens Learning

Prime Online Tutor Prime Online Tutor *provides tutoring in English, Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Science for Years 7 – 12. Learning options include comprehensive video lessons with theory, practicals and live exerices available 24/7.
SpineOut is an exciting online magazine for Young Adults where their ideas and thoughts can be expressed creatively through words, art, film and/or music.
The Day, Explaining Matters The Day is a current affairs service for schools and students, keeping them up to date with world news.
Who else writes like..? Who Else Writes Like..? answers the perennial question "I’ve read all the books by this author, who else writes like that?"

Adult Learning

Lifelong learning Lifelong Learning (provided by YourTutor) connects adults to qualified tutors for personalised assistance with their resume as well as literacy and numeracy skills. Available 3pm to 10pm, Monday to Friday.
Issues in English 2 Issues In English 2 will help adults and those learning English as a second language improve literacy skills. Skills include reading, writing, vocabulary, spelling, dictation, grammar, pronunciation, listening and giving your opinion.
Mango Languages Mango Languages is an online language-learning system. Languages include English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Pirate, Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.
Road to IELTS Road to IELTS (International English Language Testing System) provides users with 120 hours of intensive work on vocabulary,
reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Road to IELTS Academic provides candidates access to four skill areas, where learners can prepare effectively for university entry by developing skills necessary to success an IELTS exam
Universal Class™ offers online education courses in a wide range of topics, including: Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden, Cooking, Computers & Technology, and more!

eBooks and eJournals

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UFumes Scholars is a listing of free online libraries used to search for the acquisition of different free literature materials including scientific journals, medical textbooks and other free online textbooks.


Encyclopedias, Reference & Homework Help

Britannica Online Encylopedia Britannica Online (full text) includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as a Dictionary, Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and Britannica Book of the Year.
Britannica Kids Britannica Kids has been created especially for readers at the primary school level.
Britannica Teens Britannica Teens makes the authoritative content of the encyclopedia lively and easy to read.
Britannica Adult Encyclopedia Britannica is one of the most complete and accurate information sources in the world, with over 73,000 articles. It contains both short and book-length articles on every subject.
Credo Reference Credo Reference includes a wide range of general reference titles and a large collection of subject-specific books spanning 20 topics, from the arts to astronomy, law to literature and science to Shakespeare.
Visual Thesaurus Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that help you understand language in a new way.
World Book Activity Corner World Book Activity Corner offers educational activities with step by step directions and with most activities featuring illustrations. Browse for activities using specific cataegories, including age range, type of activity, culture, time to complete, costs of materials and holiday themes!
World Book Discover World Book Discover offers engaging reference resources for students reading below grade level due to language or learning
World Book Dramatic Learning World Book Dramatic Learning uses dramatic readings of plays to help students gain reading fluency, understand core concpets and internalise content. .
World Book Early Peoples World Book Early Peoples provides historical information about early civilizations throughout the world, from Ancient Egyptians and Greeks through to the Aztecs and Incas. There are also interactive activities, lesson plans, videos and animations.
World Book Early World of Learning World Book Early World of Learning offers a wealth of resources to help Early Years learners grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills.
World Book for Kids World Book Online for Kids is for 8-12 year olds. This site offers easy-to-read articles and engaging multimedia, games, projects, tools, and activities.
World Book Info Finder World Book Online Info Finder is for 8-12 year olds. This site contains information on how to research, as well as links to newspapers, current events and biographies.
World Book Online Reference Centre is designed for high school and university students and is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedic, multimedia, ebook and primary source databases.
World Book Science Power World Book Science Power provides engaging and visually rich multimedia lessons on science topics including forces & energy, matter, earth, space & nature. For high school students.
World Book Social Studies Power World Book Social Studies Power provides lessons and resources on social studies topics such as people & culture, world history, community & government, war & conflict and more.
World Book World eBook provides illustrated eBooks online, supporting a range of curriculum areas and reading levels.
Your Tutor YourTutor connects students with expert tutors for live, one-to-one individual learning sessions. Available from Monday to Friday, 4pm – 8pm. Subjects covered: Mathematics, Science, English and study skills.

Family History

Ancestory.com Ancestry.com (Library Edition)* includes US and UK Census collections; birth, marriage and death databases; immigration records; family facts and more. Ancestry Library is accessible free of charge in any Logan City Council Library.
Find My Past FindMyPast.com.au* is a family history and genealogy website offering access to a collection of over 50 million historical records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. Also includes social, government & general history resources and as well comprehensive British family history records.
World Vital Records World Vital Records is a genealogy research tool including world wide rare, unique and exclusive collections. Over 700 million exclusive family tree profiles from MyHeritage, the world’s leading family tree history network.

General Research

EBSCO Host EBSCO Australian & New Zealand Reference Centre (full text) provides access to Australian and NZ magazines, newspapers and newswires, reference books and company information. The database covers current events, business, sports, science, health, social science and literature.
Electric Library Electric Library (full text) includes magazine titles from a wide range of subjects, plus more than 230 national and international newspapers.
Find Articles
Find Articles (full text) is an archive of published articles from more than 500 magazines and journals dating back to 1998.
Hobbies & Crafts Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center provides use of a collection of articles covering over 140 topics as well as licensed periodicals, books and videos.
MagPortal.com Magportal.com search through online magazines for your topic of interest.


Health & Welness Resource Centre Health & Wellness Resource Centre provides magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on many health topics, including alternative or complementary treatments.
Multilingual Health Databases Multilingual Health Databases provide hundreds of reports for the most common health topics. Each of the 16 languages available are served by its own dedicated database of full-text content to ensure accuracy of information.
Real Time Health Realtime Health’s presents personal experience stories and the video database offers hundreds of patient and carer stories on a range of conditions.

History Resources

Early Experiences in Australasia Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788–1901 grants a unique and personal view of events from the arrival of the first settlers through to Australian Federation. Experience first-person accounts including letters, diaries and narratives.
Discovery Discovery is the official public archives of UK government to assist with genealogy research. Digital images of wills (probate records), Cabinet Records, pictures, photographs and historical documents from the Public Record Office.
History Clicks History Clicks is a unique collection of over 1,600 historical photographs relating to the Logan area from the collection held at Logan City Council Libraries.
History & Reference Library History & Reference Library is designed for anyone with an interest in Australian History. Most titles are richly illustrated and over two hours of video footage is available.

Literature & Culture

Artemis Literary Sources is an integrated research tool for searching across literature resources in Gale’s Virtual Reference Library and LitFinder.
Artnet.com Artnet.com is a place to buy, sell and research fine art online. Also includes artnet Magazine, the Price Database, and information from the Grove Dictionary of Art.
Australian Art Auction Records Australian Art Auction Records list art auction sale results for Australian and New Zealand artists, from the early 1970s to the present time. In total, the site includes sales results for over 298,000 works by more than 12,000 artists.
Australian Art Galleries Australian Art Galleries.com is an art gallery and artist search engine. It lists different galleries around Australia and the artists that they represent.
British Pathe British Pathe, the world’s leading multimedia resource with a history stretching back over a century. The finest and most comprehensive archive of fabulous footage and stunning stills.
Books & Authors
Books and Authors gives you ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics.
Carter's Price Guide to Antiques Carter’s Price Guide to Antiques covers art antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century design, including prices on items from 1500 BC to the present day, with a price range of $5 to over one million dollars.
Good Reading Magazine Good Reading Magazine introduces readers to new and previously published books and authors, all reviewed and discussed by independent writers and reviewers.
LitFinder LitFinder is Roths Family of Literature Databases. Poem Finder contains full-text poems and poem citations. Story Finder contains thousands of full-text short stories, and Essay Finder includes full-text essays on humanities and social sciences.
Mother of All Art & Art History Mother of All Art & Art History is a comprehensive resource guide of websites providing information on art history, art research, art museums, online exhibits and more.
Music Online: Listening Music Online: Listening has over 800,000 audio tracks across a range of genres including Classical, Jazz, Blues, World and Contemporary music. Listen in the library, at home or on mobile devices.
Novelist Plus NoveList Plus is a tool to guide reading choices, with over 150,000 fiction titles referenced and over 4,000 custom created articles and lists.
Oxford Music Online Oxford Art Online is an extensive, authoritative and easily searchable online art resource. It includes Grove Art Online and the Benezit Ditionary of Artists.
Oxford Music Online Oxford Music Online offers users the ability to access multiple music reference resources in one location. It includes Gove Music Online.


Auto Repair Reference Centre Auto Repair Reference Centre covers more than 35,000 vehicles from 1945 to present. Includes drawings and step-by-step
photographs, technical service bulletins & recalls, enhanced wiring diagrams, specifications & maintenance schedules, AutoIQ and more.
Small Engine Repair Reference Centre Small Engine Repair Reference Centre is the definitive online tool for small engine repair assistance, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats) and more.


British Newspapers British Newspapers is a comprehensive digital historic newspaper archive that searches the 17-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers and the 19th Century British Library Newspapers.
Burney Collection Newspapers Burney Collection Newspapers are the most comprehensive collection of early English newspapers, with titles from London, British Isles, and colonies.
Library Press Display Library PressDisplay provides access to 2260 newspapers from 97 countries in 54 languages before they hit the newsstands. PressDisplay contains digital replicas of the full print edition with all the benefits of viewing online.
The Times Digital Archive The Times Digital Archives (London) includes every complete page of every issue of The Times (London) from 1785 to 1985.

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