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NOTE: Access to our A–Z Databases has been updated, and this page is no longer valid. See our new A–Z Databases listing.

The Library subscribes to many restricted-access directories and has a number of CD-ROM research tools. Take your research further with these eresources, which are only available to use on-site in the Library.

Standards Online Library

Read the full text of Australian standards.
Please note: Australian Standards are not available at this Library until further notice. See our Australian Standards research guide for further details.

Ancestry Library Edition

Access 4000+ sources worldwide including passenger lists, UK censuses, civil registration indexes, convict records, British Army WWI pension records and directories and more.


Survey birth, death and marriage indexes, census records, wills, obituaries, gravestone inscriptions and many other sources for British, Australian and New Zealand family history.

FindMyPast Ireland

Search Irish family history records.

Family history & biography CD-ROMs

A variety of resources for family historians.

Westlaw AU (global search)

Browse a comprehensive Thomson Reuters suite of resources for Australian legislation, case law, commentary, news and precedents.

Victoria Police Manual CD-ROM

Alphabetical listing of policies, procedures and guidelines used in work practices and decision making. Some documents relating to personnel and finance are not available to users outside of the the Victoria Police.

History CD-ROMs

Australian and international history publications.

Historic newspapers CD-ROMs

Australian and overseas news publications.

Maps CD-ROMs

A selection of Victorian historic and current maps on CD-ROM.

Magic CD-ROMs

Explore digitised facsimiles of American 20th-century magic journal The Sphinx; Mahatma, journal of the Society of American Magicians; Magigram, a 1960s–90s UK magic magazine; online encyclopedia MagicPedia; and works by Theodore Annemann, Winston Freer and Francis Carlyle.

Company 360

Research Australian private and public companies: includes information on management, industry and competitors. Limited printing only; no downloading available.

Herald Sun (July 2014–)

Browse and search the complete content, current to four weeks ago. Pages from all editions are included.

Wall Street Journal Online (2010–)

Browse the full content of The Wall Street Journal. Ask staff for access


Access migration and citizenship legislation and policy documents. Ask staff for access

Libraries Australia

Search the librarians' version of the national database of library holdings.


Browse the most widely used Australasian film and theatre casting directory. Ask staff for access