Library News:

In line with the latest Victorian Government lockdown restrictions, all Glen Eira Libraries are closed. Click and Collect is available. Please see our FAQs page for further information. All Glen Eira Libraries will be closed on Tuesday 2 November for the Melbourne Cup public holiday. 

 

 

Topics

Whatever you're researching, here you can find useful links to information on nearly any topic.  They're great help for study and school assignments too.

Family history and genealogy

Ancestry - Library edition

Start searching billions of world records and discover your family's story. Ancestry Library is temporarily available to library members AT HOME while the library is closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the button for instructions.

Indigenous Australia, Learning languages and literacy

Ara Winki

Ara Irititja is an award winning project that records and repatriates multimedia cultural and language material back to Aboriginal people in remote Central Australia. The project was a community initiative and has been running since 1994. In 2016 Ara Irititja received an Indigenous Languages and Arts grant from the Commonwealth Government to create an app that integrates with material from the archive. The app, called Ara Winki No 1, is a multilingual educational tool for Aboriginal youth to access their culture, history and language. It is an introduction for them to the Ara Irititja project. It is also a general introduction to Ara Irititja and Aboriginal life in Central Australia for the broader Australian public. The app is divided into five sections - Bush Foods, Art and Craft, Land Rights, Land Care and Learning. Download the app from the App Store and Google Play.

Environment

Atlas of Living Australia

The Atlas of Living Australia is a national project that aggregates biodiversity data from multiple sources and makes it freely available and usable online.

Driver education

Aussie Driver

Access free learner's and driving test practice.

Government and politics

Australia Government

Find government information and services right at your fingertips.

People and places

Australia's Prime Ministers

Learn about all of Australia's Prime Ministers - brought to you by the National Archives of Australia.

News and events

Australian and International Newspapers

Access the latest international and Australian magazines and newspapers for free. Login with your Glen Eira Libraries membership details.

Careers and courses

Australian Apprenticeships

Whether you’re an apprentice or employer, find information on jobs, hiring, grants and apprenticeship support.

Statistics and demographics

Australian Bureau of Statistics

This is the website for Australia's official statistical organisation. Use the data on the economy, people, industry, environment, health and social trends to help in planning and decision-making.

Business and finance

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Australian Government website offering information on fair trading, media releases and access to public registers.

Law and legislation

Australian Copyright Council

Legal advice and information on copyright law for Australian content creators and consumers.

People and places

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online

Find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history