eResources for teachers and students

The State Library of Western Australia subscribes to many eResources on behalf of its members and clients. Many of these are useful for school teachers and students, providing free access to websites which would otherwise require a paid subscription.

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Freely accessible to all
The Atlas of Living Australia is an online database of Australian biodiversity. It includes education resources, interactive maps and citizen science projects.
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With a State Library card
With a Public Library card

Busythings is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy.

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Freely accessible to all
Khan Academy produces short video lessons, and includes practice exercises and materials for educators. All resources are free.
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Freely accessible to all
The Atlas of Living Australia is an online database of Australian biodiversity. It includes education resources, interactive maps and citizen science projects.
Access Type
With a State Library card
With a Public Library card

Busythings is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy.

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Freely accessible to all
Khan Academy produces short video lessons, and includes practice exercises and materials for educators. All resources are free.
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Freely accessible to all
LibraryCraft is a free Minecraft server for Western Australian children aged 7 - 17.
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Freely accessible to all

OldPerth maps historic photographs from the State Library of WA. The site includes lesson plans for school classes and links to the library catalogue.

Year 7 to Year 12

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With a State Library card
Age of Exploration Archive covers five centuries of journeys across the globe, scientific discoveries, the expansion of European colonialism, conflict over territories and trade routes, and decades-long search and rescue attempts in this multi-archive dedicated to the history of exploration.
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Freely accessible to all
The Atlas of Living Australia is an online database of Australian biodiversity. It includes education resources, interactive maps and citizen science projects.
Access Type
Freely accessible to all
Aussie Driver provides practice learner driving tests. It also contains comprehensive information on Western Australian road rules.
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Freely accessible to all
The Australian Dictionary of Biography contains biographical information on over 13,000 people. It is a useful source of historical information on notable Australians.
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Freely accessible to all
Design & Art Australia Online contains data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators. The site is a space for people to share and analyse data about Australian art and design history.
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Freely accessible to all
Duolingo is a language-learning website and mobile app. Through bit-size lessons, it makes learning a language fun.
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Freely accessible to all
The EPA Climate Change site contains a wealth of information on climate change, iIncluding facts, research and resources. It also suggests ways to reduce emissions, from the national to individual level.
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With a State Library card
The First World War Portal contains personal and printed material, military files, ephemera and artwork highlighting the experiences of soldiers, civilians and governments on both sides of the conflict coverings an array of perspectives, wartime propaganda and recruitment material.
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With a State Library card
Frontier Life collection captures the lives, experiences and colonial encounters of people living at the edges of the English Empire from 1650-1920. Experience settlements across the various frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
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Freely accessible to all
Khan Academy produces short video lessons, and includes practice exercises and materials for educators. All resources are free.
Access Type
Freely accessible to all
LibraryCraft is a free Minecraft server for Western Australian children aged 7 - 17.
Access Type
With a State Library card
LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
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Freely accessible to all
Map Search allows layering of various historical Australian maps over current maps. It provides an interactive way of exploring how places have changed over time.
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With a State Library card
Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature Archive presents unique insight into the age of cartography and the rise of leisure travel during the nineteenth century, including a myriad of sketch maps created during colonial exploration and expansion.
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With a State Library card
Margaret Gee's Australian Media Guide is a resource for anyone who deals with or operates within any facet of Australian media industry with information for over 25,000 media contacts and 3,000 media outlets.
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Within the SLWA Building
Meanjin literary journal represent Australia's cultural memory through contemporary Australasian literature, the arts and modern culture itself, exploring subjects as diverse as migration, suburbia, popular music and television.
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With a State Library card
Medical Services and Warfare archive provides primary source material on medicine during conflict across the globe from 1850-1949 including research medical developments including x-rays, plastic surgery and artificial limbs for example.
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With a State Library card
Migration to New Worlds collection provides a wide-ranging and in depth look at the emigration of peoples from Great Britain, mainland Europe and Asia during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through personal accounts, shipping logs, convict records, and printed literature and papers.
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Freely accessible to all
The National Archives of Australia collects, preserves and provides access to Government records. Many records are available online for professional research or personal interest.
Access Type
Freely accessible to all
NationalMap is an online map-based tool. It allows easy access to spatial data from Australian government agencies. Various datasets can be overlaid and explored on the map.
Access Type
Freely accessible to all

OldPerth maps historic photographs from the State Library of WA. The site includes lesson plans for school classes and links to the library catalogue.

Access Type
With a State Library card

Dictionary of National Biography explores the lives of over 57,000 people who have shaped the British past over the last 2,400 years - from the Greek explorer Pytheas to Princess Diana, and from the founding fathers of America to the Nawabs of Bengal containing articles and portrait illustrations

Access Type
With a State Library card

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music covers popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music with entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals.

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With a State Library card
Road to IELTS is a self-study IELTS preparation course produced by the British Council to help candidates prepare for the IELTS exam supporting General Training and Academic test preparations.
This page last updated on 16 December 2021