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Community Development - eResources

Find subject related resources, websites and information compiled by your friendly librarians

General Help with eResources



  • Take the time to watch the online tutorial for the database of your choice
  • Select full-text when conducting a search
  • Include a date range to ensure up to date information eg 2015-2018
  • Save the articles to a USB drive, this provides easy access and avoids the need to print
  • Use relevant keywords when searching for information
  • Read the abstract to see if the article is relevant
  • Use the Ctrl F (find) function to search the article using your keywords

Tips: Record all your sources.  When you use an article in your assignment, always include the database in the citation so the teacher can easily locate it. See A student's basic guide to referencing: Harvard style - TAFE NSW Libraries July 2017

Need more help?  User guides and video tutorials


Please contact your local library staff for assistance.

If your local library is closed, please contact Wollongong library staff on 4229 0464.

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To search for articles on specific topics, use the database links below. See the box above for user guides.

Password required - use your TAFE username and password.


Issues in Society is an Australian series of books for those who need up-to-date information. Each book is a thoroughly researched compilation of the latest news, facts, opinions and statistics from a range of sources.

User guide - Issues in Society eBooks

Password required - use your TAFE username and password.


Read these full-text journals online. Password required - use your TAFE username and password.


Examples of the type of journal articles you can find. You will need your TAFE username and Password


 Online Videos

  • Access for students and staff - Illawarra only. 
  • Password required - use your TAFE username and password. | User guide
  • Summary / teacher notes are available for most videos. Click on the PDF icon  next to the title.


NEW - Over 300 eBooks available in EBSCOhost.

Password required - Use your TAFE NSW username & password for initial access and online viewing.

Read the eBooks User Guide for important information about online viewing and download instructions.