Strathfield Library members are provided with access to selected online databases from the library and/or from their homes.

To connect to databases, please click on database name and enter your Strathfield Library barcode number.

Database TitleDescription
Ancestry.com which can be searched within the library only. Boasting almost 11,000 databases, Ancestry.com includes access to millions of records to help in tracing your family tree. New records are added regularly. Use one of the library’s computers to get started or bring your own device to the library to access our subscription.
Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery.
Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Use this separate link children’s dedicated computers.
Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?' Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.
Grow, plan, and optimize a business/nonprofit. Utilize development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.
Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.
Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.
Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.
Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.
Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.
Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.
Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.
Access major newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. Includes Australian News Limited and Fairfax newspapers.
Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.
Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles.
Gain insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy. Best for educators, administrators, and education students.
Search millions of articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Diverse resource for serious fine arts students.
Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.
Access articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology. Updated daily.
Gale Product PlatformAccess all Gale databases via the Gale Product Platform.
Gale Power Search PlatformCross-search the In Context databases and Gale OneFile: News database via the Gale Power Search Platform.
Encyclopedia BritannicaEncyclopaedia Britannica suits the needs and abilities of students at different ages. After choosing a level, you can begin exploring features such as atlases, browse subjects and timelines as well as magazines, videos, and websites.
Road to IELTS General Training is the British Council’s comprehensive, 100% online IELTS preparation program.
Road to IELTS Academic Training is the British Council’s comprehensive, 100% online IELTS preparation program for candidates looking study at university or college as an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
TroveAustralian material and online resources - books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more. Note: Library collection lists are not current, please check with listed library about availability.

State Library Access

Strathfield Library members can also access State Library E-resources, including eBooks, magazines, newspapers, journals, and databases using your Strathfield Library card. Simply go to www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/eresources/

Drug info @ your libraryProvides up to date information about alcohol and drugs on this website and through local public libraries in New South Wales.
Find Legal answersFind legal answers to everyday questions about the law in NSW.

Other Useful Websites

About AustraliaAn overview of the Australian people including indigenous Australians, government, economy, arts, sport, science, transport, migrating to Australia and citizenship.
Australian Dictionary of BiographyAustralia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography.
Dictionary of SydneyThe Dictionary of Sydney is a ground breaking project to produce a new kind of history of Sydney.
Strathfield Council Community ProfileStrathfield Council Community Profile includes results from the 2011 and 2006 Censuses of Population and Housing.