e-Resources

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.

Access to The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) provides special library services for members who have an SLQ membership card along with free access to their e-resources and databases. Sign up for your FREE SLQ card.

Streaming Services
Kanopy logo resized Kanopy
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and educational institutions that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries.
Reading
Hub logo 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 logo PK mag
A funky online mag for primary school kids.
Spine out logo 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.
Project gutenberg - resized 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
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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.

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Langeroo logo 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 to 11.
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Animalia Digital is an interactive digital program which takes the magic of Graeme Base’s well  loved picture books adventures into new and exciting areas of learning. The program includes engaging digital read-throughs and levelled activities, games and puzzles focusing on literacy and language for children aged 5-12.

Follow the links to set your account up on the device of your choice.
App Store
Google play
Mac Installer
Windows setup

 

Coding
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Busy Code
Busy Code introduces very young children (6-11) to coding and teaches them the fundamentals of how to create, run and debug simple programs.

Code logo Code.org
Code.org is a not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting online coding resources. Code.org also organises Hour of Code aimed at engaging students in computer science.

 

Reference
Image Britannica Online Junior Library Edition
Introductory-level content for young students aged 6 to 10 years.
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Intermediate-level content for students aged 10 to 14 years
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Advanced-level content for older students and adults.
Trove Trove
Trove Digitised Newspapers offers free access to over 200 historic Australian newspapers dating from 1803 to 1954.
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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.
Australian womens weekly logo The Australian Women's Weekly
The National Library of Australia has digitised issues from 1933 to 1982.
Ancestry logo Ancestry.com
Our libraries public computers allow you to access Ancestry.com library edition for free.

 

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.

Gcf logo GCF
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.
Mousing around logo Mousercise
Brush up on your mouse skills with this cute game