David Wright Library

Senior Research

State Library Membership


Click here to sign up online for a membership card. Your card is free and will be delivered in the mail.  Once you have a State Library membership card a vast range of high quality, scholarly information will be available to you online.




JstorJStor is an online database (library) of scholarly material from over 1000 academic journals.  Use JStor to search for history, science and humanities articles.


ProQuest Central

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ProQuest Central is a vast online library including full-text newspaper articles as well as journal articles from subject areas including business, health, history and literature.



InformitInformit is a gateway to over 90 databases covering a wide range of topics from history and literature to medicine. An excellent source of medical information for Senior PDHPE students.




Literary Reference Centre

Literary Reference CentreThe Literary Reference Centre from EBSCO is an excellent resource for senior English students.  This database contains useful books and academic journal articles about literature.



State Library eResources and eBooks


Click on the eBooks link in the links bar to search for fiction and non fiction titles. You have the option of reading online or downloading your loan.




Our senior students will also find valuable information in the following sites:

Capture The Conversation Economics, Business, History, English, PDHPE, ScienceShort, easy to understand articles about all current topics written by academics from Australian universities.
 HistoryToday  History Today  History articles from History Today prior to 2011 are available in Questia
 Capture The Economist  Economics, BusinessThe Economist will allow you to read a couple of articles for free before prompting you to subscribe.
   TROVE  Primary source digitised content from Australia’s largest museums, libraries and institutions.