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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.
MyCareerMatch. Discover what careers best suits you and how to write a great resume.
Job Guide 2013 Job Guide 2013. For year 10 students. Information on 500+ occupations, training providers and job search advice.
SAI Global Standards Online Public Library (SAI Global) *Access over 7,700 national Australian Standards.

Computer Tutorials

Computer Skills Index Computer Skills Index. Contains hundreds of comprehensive
computer training tutorials, including computer basics, research and
internet use.
Dynamic Learning Online Dynamic Learning Online. Interactive training online for Microsoft products. Includes introductory lessons for beginners.
LearningFast LearningFast. Interactive self-paced computer tutorials. Learn basic computer skills, internet skills, Microsoft Office, MYOB, Lotus Notes and more. To login, use your library card number. When on the LearningFast site enter your library card (this time without the 15/) and loganlib as the password.

Consumer & Legal Information

AustLII 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. The database is only for use in the library and requires library staff to type in the access password.

Kids Learning

10Monkeys. For children aged 6 -10 years old. 10Monkeys teaches children mathematic skills in a fun, interactive game-like environment.
Busythings.co.uk Busythings.co.uk. For children 8 & under. An amazing, colourful and quirky service hosting software dedicated to Early Years learners and SEN pupils.
Grid Club Grid Club. Challenging and fun learning games and videos for kids, 5 to 12 years old designed to help improve skills in English, Math, Science, History and plenty more besides.
Literacy Planet Literacy Planet is an Australian literary source for children 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.
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 *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.

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 to improve literacy skills and help those learning English as a second language.
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 Road to IELTS Academic provides access to advanced reading, writing, listening and speaking tutorials to prepare users effectively for university entry.
Universal Class 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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Logan City Council Libraries
eBooks checkout an eBook or audiobook 24×7 including bestsellers, classics and non fiction.
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

Britanica Online - Library Editions Encylopedia Britannica Online (Full Text) includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as a Dictionary, Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and Britannica Book of the Year.
BOLE : Junior Britannica Junior has been created especially for readers at the primary school level.
BOLE : Student Britannica Student makes the authoritative content of the encyclopedia lively and easy to read.
BOLE : 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 (formerly Xreferplus 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.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Visual Thesaurus The 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.
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 and understand core concepts.
World Book Early Peoples World Book Early Peoples provides historical information about early civilizations throughout the world.
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 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 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

Ancestry (Library Edition) 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.

General Research

EBSCO Australia/New Zealand Reference Center EBSCO Australian & New Zealand Reference Centre 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 Reference Center 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.
UFumes UFumes Scholars is a listing of free online libraries that provide access to scientific journals, medical textbooks and other free
academic material.


Health & Wellness Resource Center Health & Wellness Resource Centre. Find 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 is served by its own dedicated database of full-text content to ensure accuracy of information.


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RealTime Health Realtime Health’s personal experience stories are produced in association with support groups. RealTime Health’s video database offers hundreds of patient and carer stories on a range of conditions.

History Resources

Early Experiences Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788–1901 provides 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.
History Clicks History Clicks is a unique collection of over 1,600 historical photographs relating to the Logan area. From the collection held in Logan City Council Libraries.
History and Reference Library History and 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

Artnet Online Auctions 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 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.
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.
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 and 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 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 is an Australian family-owned monthly magazine and website dedicated to books and reading. All books reviewed and discussed by independent writers and reviewers.
Lit Finder 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 Links Pages Mother of All Art & Art History Links Pages. A comprehensive resource guide of websites providing information on art history, art research, art museums, online exhibits and more.
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 is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. Grove Music Online is also available through Oxford Music Online.
SpineOut Magazine SpineOut Magazine is a online magazine for Young Adults, brought to you by the Good Reading team. It’s a special place for Young Adults (YA’s) to express their ideas and thoughts and to share their creativity in words, art, film or music.


Auto Repair Reference Center 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.
Library Press Display Library PressDisplay provides up-to-date news and information from
94 countries in 48 languages. International, national and provincial newspapers, sometimes available before the publications hit the newsstands!
The Times Digital Archive The Times Digital Archives (London) includes every complete page of every issue of The Times (London) from 1785 to 1985.


Access Science Access Science is your online gateway to science and technology information. Access Science includes McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 9th Edition, and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th Edition.

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