Skip to main content

Research databases

Research databases

​​​​Explore the wealth of digital research resources available through Maitland Libraries. From comprehensive databases and scholarly journals to newspapers and consumer information.

Discover, explore and enrich your intellectual pursuits with the convenience of digital research at your fingertips.

  • Ames - Learn English from beginner to intermediate level – for work, life and study in Australia.
  • Biography - Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine and multimedia content  
  • Books and Authors - Search and match your reading interests to books, authors, genres or topics. Read reviews and get citations for books.
  • Choice Online- Product testing, investigation and consumer advocacy. Available from within the Library only.  
  • Culinary Arts - Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles.  
  • Cultural Atlas - Educational resource providing comprehensive information on the cultural background of Australia's population  
  • Diversity Studies - Access a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community  
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica - Full text Encyclopaedia Britanica with additional research content. Tailored for kids, teens or adult researchers.
  • Find Legal Answers -  Free legal information for research or for helping you answer any of your questions, provided by the State Library of New South Wales.
  • Find Legal Answers - Hot Topics -  Plain language series about current issues and changes in the law, provided by the State Library of New South Wales.  
  • News - Newspapers and news sources from Australia and around the world  
  • Environmental Studies - Understand environmental issues that affect people globally.  
  • Fine Arts - Search millions of articles about drama, music, art history and filmmaking. Diverse resource for serious fine arts students.   
  • Gale General OneFile - Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.  
  • Gender Studies - Discover balanced coverage of topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.  
  • Global Issues - Analyse important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints and news.  
  • Health and Medicine - Find up-to-date information on a range of health care topics. Best for students, researchers and health care professionals.  
  • Literature Resource Centre -  A full-text literary reference database, containing biographies, audio interviews and reviews on writers of all eras  
  • National Geographic Kids- Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space.  
  • National Geographic Virtual Library - A cross-search platform for research insight from a most trusted name in exploration and discovery  
  • Opposing Viewpoints - Overviews, news and opinions on current controversial social issues.  
  • Science Interactive - Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualise and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science  
  • Science Search - Science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments and more  
  • World History - Uncover information on significant people, events and topics in world history.  
  • OneFile:News - Access major newspapers online to search articles by title, headline, date or other fields. Includes Australian news Limited and Fairfax newspapers  

Join the Maitland Libraries community today