e-Resources are your FREE online collection of e-learning, databases and entertainment that is accessible to all Isaac library members when  using your library membership card.

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Reading
Kids e-Resources
Reference
 

Languages
Tech Training Skills

 


 

Reading -

Good Reading Magazine
Good Reading Magazine kicked off in 2001 when a bunch of book-loving people got together (copious amounts of blind faith and enthusiasm were involved) and decided to start producing a monthly printed publication dedicated to finding Aussie and New Zealand readers great books.

PK mag
A funky online mag for primary school kids.

 

SpineOut
An interactive magazine, by and for high school students. We publish stories, articles, reviews and art, or in fact anything made or built, by Australia’s brilliant young creatives.

 

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Project Gutenberg
This collection is based on documents produced by Project Gutenberg. Founded by Michael Hart in 1971 with the aim of distributing a trillion (1,000,000,000) electronic literature files by the year 2001, Project Gutenberg has evolved into an on-going project to produce and distribute free electronic books

 

Kids e-Resources -

Storybox Library
An online "reading room" Australian stories read by Australian storytellers. It is an entertaining and engaging resource, with new stories released regularly. It inspires and supports reading in kids of all ages.

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BusyThings
Full of quirky characters: parachuting pink men, dancing robots, a doughnut-eating monkey and many others.  It's a fun place to be!  With 115+ activities covering four areas for early learning and special needs.

10Monkeys
Langeroo
Langeroo features over 300 activities and games and more than 500 words, divided into 27 fun and interesting topics for early learners and ESL students age 3 to11.
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Rainforest Coding
Exciting Adventures, interactive tutorials and fun scratch puzzles and games.  Makes learning Scratch programming easier and great fun for all!

 

Reference -
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Trove Digitised Newspapers offers free access to over 200 historic Australian newspapers dating from 1803 to 1954
Logo of Britannica Online - Student Library Britannica Online Student Library Edition
Intermediate-level content for students aged 10 to 14 years
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Advanced-level content for older students and adults
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Introductory-level content for young students aged 6 to 10 years
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An online collection of images that documents Queensland's people, places and events. This includes historical and contemporary images from across the state.
Logo of The Australians Women's Weekly The Australian Women's Weekly
The National Library of Australia has digitised issues from 1933 to 1982
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Our libraries public computers allow you to access Ancestry.com library edition for free

 

Languages -

Road to IELTS
Becoming an Australian citizen or looking to work and study in Australia - Road to IELTS is your best possible online preparation and practice resource for IELTS. With over 100 hours of interactive activities, advice videos, hints and tips on question types as well as downloadable practice tests, it is comprehensive and up-to-date.

 

Issues in English
Issues in English is a whole language program based on video dialogues and interviews with a full set of listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and pronunciation activities. Levels range from beginner to advanced.

 

Tech Training Skills -
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Lynda.com
Helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills through a vast library of high quality, current and engaging video tutorials.  All you require is a SLQ member (free for Isaac Libraries members, apply here.  Click on link and follow instructions to set up your very own Lynda.com account profile.

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Whether you are new to the computer, returning for review or just want to gain more 21st century skills, these free tutorials can help. You can also access tutorials on iPad and iPhone Basics, and learn about Skype and Google.

App Furnace
Build your very own app. The AppFurnace interface builds on your existing IT skills so you can start creating Apps straight away. 

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Brush up on your mouse skills with this cute game