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Virtual Reference Library: Using this guide

Where to find what you need in this guide [Guide Index]

News & Media

  1.     Weather - online
  2.     Current news - online
  3.     Our Most Popular Databases

Practical Information

  1.     Transport Timetables
  2.     Directories
  3.     Finance Data
  4.     Personal Finance
  5.     Currency
  6.     Weights & Measures
  7.     Maps - online
  8.     Time & Calendars

Fact-Finding

  1.     Country Information - online
  2.     Flags, Emblems and Symbols - online
  3.     Encyclopedias - online
  4.     Statistics - online
  5.     Biography & History - online
  6.     Quotations - online

Dictionaries

  1.     Oxford Reference and Britannica Online
  2.     Dictionaries & Thesauri - online

Law & Government

  1.     Government Departments & Information - online
  2.     Law & Legislation - online
  3.     Australian Standards
  4.     Elections & Constitutions
  5.     Copyright

On the shelf

  1.     General Knowledge - on the shelf
  2.     Statistics - on the shelf
  3.     Country Information & Symbols - on the shelf
  4.     Law & Legislation - on the shelf
  5.     Politics & Government - on the shelf
  6.     Biography & History - on the shelf
  7.     Quotations - on the shelf
  8.     Dictionaries & Thesauri - on the shelf
  9.     Encyclopedias - on the shelf
  10.     Maps & Atlases - on the shelf
  11.     Specialist Dictionaries
  12.     Language Dictionaries

Where else to look

  1.     Online Books
  2.     Online Magazines & Journals
  3.     Online Information Directories
  4.     Libraries & Collections
  5.     How to/About websites
  6.     Podcasts
  7.     Online Video
  8.     Online Images

  Welcome

This guide will help you locate general reference resources and information from:

  • the Reference section of Sydney TAFE Libraries
  • password access material online;
  • and websites available freely online.
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