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Studiosity (formerly Your Tutor)
provides free, online help with maths, English, science, business studies, economics, study skills and assignments for students in years 3-12. Live service is available Sunday to Friday 3pm-10pm. Essay and report writing feedback is also available, allowing students to upload files and receive professional advice within 24 hours.
All you need to login is your library membership number. Not a member? Join today!
Carter's price guide to antiques
allows you to value antiques and collectables online.
Books and Reading
- access our wonderful range of free eBooks and eAudiobooks.
- find that next great read or author read a likes, bookgroup notes, recommended and award winning titles.
Literary Reference Centre Plus
- plot and critical summaries, author biographies, literary movements and full texts of many classic novels.
- discover new book titles, authors and lists of award winning reads!
- learn how to use your iPad or Tablet as well as programs such as Windows, Word, Excel, the Internet, Facebook, Twitter and more!
Choice - Read full text, premium articles on consumer issues.
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Current Affairs and Social Issues
Points of View Reference Centre
provides information on a wide range of current affairs - from politics to social issues.
Issues in Society ebooks
have current Australian content on a range of social issues. Just follow the link and put 'Justin Healey' in the search bar.
Encyclopaedia and General Knowledge
provides access to the full Encyclopaedia.
Geography and the Environment
World Geography and Culture Online has information on countries, cultures and maps. Great for planning that next trip!
Green File contains information about the natural environment, including global warming, recycling, alternative fuel sources and more.
Blue Planet - Find information on local environmental issues such as Porters Creek and more.
State of the Environment - A report on all aspects of the Australian environment and includes sections on atmosphere, biodiversity, coasts and oceans, human settlements, inland waters, land, and natural and cultural heritage. This is a free website and can be accessed anywhere.
Consumer Health Complete
- looking for up to date health information? This has the latest info from medical encyclopaedias and journals.
Drug info at your library
- Info on drug and alcohol provided by the State Library of NSW
Ancient & Medieval. includes Australia
Modern History includes Australia
American History includes Australia
History Reference Center a great site for all levels of students. Has primary source and full text documents
Gosford and District in Pictures -
Thousands of historic photographs from the Local Studies Collection of Gosford City Library. Search by locality, subject or theme. A great resource for students, local and family historians. This is a free website and can be accessed anywhere.
Hobbies and Craft
Hobbies and Craft Reference Center Features 'how to' instructions and creative ideas from leading hobby and craft magazines.
My Career Match
provides information on choosing a career as well as writing great résumés and job applications.
is a free online program designed to assist you with your résumé and provide CV feedback, help develop everyday maths, online and library research skills. Chat online to a qualified tutor between 3pm and 10pm, Monday to Friday.
Learn English online
- contains modules on job seeking that take you through the whole process from looking for work to the interview. Learn about what goes into a résumé, transferrable skills, what does a job ad really means, covering letters, questioning and interviewing techniques.
Learn a new language with Mango! - Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses for English speakers and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®.
Learning English as a Second Language
Learn English Online
with AMES. This is an online and interactive way to learn and improve your English language skills. There is also a job seeking skills component of the program
Learn English with Mango!
- 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language.
Find Legal Answers provides legal information on a wide range of topics, compiled by the State Library of New South Wales.
The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AUSTLII) -
The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) provides free internet access to Australasian legal materials including primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals) and secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access (law reform and royal commission reports for example). This is a free website and can be accessed anywhere
Commonwealth legislation. This is a free website and can be accessed anywhere.
The Law Handbook - A practical guide to the Law in NSW. This is a free website and can be accessed anywhere.
NSW Case Law -
This is a free website and can be accessed anywhere.
NSW Legislation -
NSW Acts and Regulations. This is a free website and can be accessed anywhere.
Newspapers and Magazines
Australian/New Zealand Reference Centre
has a wide range of Australian and overseas full text newspapers, journals and magazines.
- read the latest copies of your favourite magazines on your computer or mobile device.
- Historic newspapers digitised by the National Library of Australia.
- held at Tuggerah Library
State Library of NSW
- membership provides access to a wide range of national, international current and historic newspapers and journals
Central Coast Express Advocate Online
- find complete copies of the Central Coast Express online from approximately February 2013. Tuggerah Library holds back copies of the Gosford edition of the Express on microfiche (3 month delay from date of publication).
Peer reviewed journals
Academic Search Premier
- gives you full text access to more than 2100 academic journals covering a wide range of subject areas.
- provides full text general reference publications covering a wide range of subject areas.
Science Reference Centre
- discover information on biology, chemistry, physics and much more.
- free access to ebooks on space and the planets, the water cycle, chemistry, plate tectonics and science experiments.
- Do crosswords, codewords, sudoku, trivia quizzes and word searches online Hint: you will need to use the following:
Click on members only puzzles and start solving the clues.