Research Databases

About the Databases

The list of databases below can be used for your research, study and leisure. Some of these resources can only be accessed in the library while others can be accessed from home and require the use of a Upper Lachlan Shire Library Service library card or a user name and password. The resources which can only be used in the library are marked accordingly.

Conditions of use

These databases are not to be used for commercial purposes and are intended for personal use only. Standard copyright restrictions apply. For further detail refer to Copyright and Terms of Use on each site.

Gale Online Databases

To access our range of databases from Gale, covering topics including literature, global issues, health, history, business, and science, please visit the Library's catalogue page.

Other useful databases include:

Dictionaries & Encyclopaedias

Search on the full Encyclopaedia Britannica database. Search results also show journals and magazines.


A free online career service that provides easy, instant help with your career and resume. You'll need your library card number to access this service for free.


Family History

Instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. In-library access only.

Provides online access to over 50 million records from Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea. In-library access only.

This database contains over 30,000 records of the people who lived and worked in NSW from 1850 to 1920. Note: Some records require an additional paid membership to gain access.


Legal Information

Access valuable information regarding recreational and illicit drugs. This resource is managed by the State Library of NSW and the NSW Department of Health.


Developed by Legal Information and Access Centre at the State Library of NSW, this database provides access to current and easy to understand information about the law in NSW.


Biographies, bibliographies and critical analyses of more than 12,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.

NoveList Plus provides information on fiction and nonfiction titles, plus information of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks and Recommended Reads.

Who Else writes like...? is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of writers they read.

Access within library

Access from home requires your Library Card Number


Australia's official statistical organisation. Provides high quality and wide ranging statistics on aspects of life and business in Australia.
The Upper Lachlan Shire's demographic information resource informs community groups, investors, business, students and the general public about the characteristics of Upper Lachlan's population and how they are changing. Learn more about about Upper Lachlan's community profile, social characteristics, population forecast and economic profile.

More Resources

Use your Upper Lachlan Shire Library card to access a range of State Library eresources.
Trove provides access to over 490 million Australian resources including books, images, historic newspapers, maps and more.