Information and Research

Search our library catalogue and online databases for reliable information, authoritative resources and academic articles, abstracts and citations.


Hobsons Bay Libraries has your research needs covered with the addition of over seven million research papers and scholarly articles from thousands of academic journals to our online catalogue.

Whatever your area of study, you can access this vast collection using the ‘Online Articles’ tab when you search the library catalogue.

ANZ Reference Centre

Newspaper, magazine and journal articles from over 2000 Australian and international publications.  Includes access to Choice magazine.

better health

Health and medical information in an accessible, easy to understand format.

Britannica Library

Britannica Online is a comprehensive encyclopedia with junior, student and adult levels.

LinkedIn Learning

Hobsons Bay Libraries provides members free access to LinkedIn Learning, an on demand learning solution designed to help you gain new skills and advance your career. Access over 16,000 video tutorials covering hundreds of business, creative and technology topics from expert instructors and industry leaders.


Australian public legal information including legislation, decisions of courts and tribunals, royal commission reports for example, as well as a substantial collection of law journals.

Victorian Law Handbook

The Victorian Law Handbook Online is a practical guide to the law in Victoria in the form of a comprehensive, plain english, web-based legal resource. Incudes contact details of legal services.