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Computers and the Internet - eResources

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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.

You can also fill in our feedback form

Online Journals

Read these full-text journals online - To search for articles on specific topics, use the database search links on this page.

Password required - use your TAFE username and password.

How to Access ClickView eVideos


Clickview eVideos : Access 2500+ educational videos on a wide range of course related topics. Use your TAFE username and password.


After logging in, you can browse the subject collections, or search by title or keyword. You can view any program and create your own playlists for future viewing.  If a teacher sends you a playlist, simply log in to watch the eVideo. You will also find a link to ClickView eVideos in your TAFE Student Portal > My Learning box >  More  > ClickView eVideo Collection. Please Sign out of ClickView when finished - use link under your name at top right of screen.

Featured ClickView eVideos

How to Improve your Reading and Writing


Read&Write Gold can help - available on all TAFE Illawarra computers and you can use it at home.

Read&Write Gold is a software package that lets you scan words or pages and hear the text read back to you in a natural voice.  It's great for anyone who just wants some help getting started and useful for people with dyslexia, low literacy or limited English language skills.


Students and staff are able to install Read&Write Gold on their home computer.  Software and instructions are available from your local Campus Library.

Watch a video about Read & Write

eBooks for Dummies series

eBooks - For Dummies series

Over 200 eBooks for Dummies available.

Password required - Use your TAFE username & password.

Tip: You don't have to download a file to read these eBooks - simply log in and read online. To download the eBooks to your device - please read the eBooks User Guide.


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.

Journal Databases

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.