We are currently trialling Music Online, delivering all of the music content you need, from the world’s best record labels and music publishers, together in one place. The trial is available to SLWA members until 31 March. Have a look, have a read, have a listen, have a play and let us know what you think by filling out the short survey.
The State Library now has access to the Small Engine Repair Reference Centre from EBSCO, an online tool for small engine repair assistance containing manuals for All Terrain Vehicles, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine engines (inboard and outboard models), outdoor power equipment (chainsaws etc), person water craft (jet skis) and if we ever find a need in the future snow-blowers and snowmobiles.
It is an American product but it does have a number of the worldwide brands and models available in Australia, and is especially good for motorcycles and tractors. It contains PDF scanned images from workshop manuals which allow sections to be emailed or printed. The State Library’s licence means it is only available on computers (Electronic Resources page) in the the library.
As part of the Electronic Resources Australia (ERA) project, the State Library of Western Australia has subscribed to the World Book Online. This resource is only available within the library. The World Book Online is an electronic version of the popular print encyclopeadia. It provides users everything the print does, with the advantage of up to the minute information on topics and links to pictures, maps and other related resources.
World Book Online is three resources in one, with access to a kids version, a standard version and advanced version. Each is written in a style and language to suit the level and need of user. Other features of World Book Online include Today in History, Explore Australia and Educators’ tools. World Book’s Educators’ Tools page provides a range of resources including correlations from World Book content to WA’s curriculum correlations, links to lesson plans and professional education links.
The State Library is always interested in client feedback for any of our electronic resources. You can leave a comment on this post or one of the feedback forms at each of the reference desks.