10 things you should know about the SLRC : Part 2

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The SLRC provides access to resources that you can’t find using Google.

A large proportion of information available on the internet is ‘hidden’ in password protected sites that normal search engines can’t access. But just because Google can’t access them, doesn’t mean you can’t – the SLRC subscribes to a number of databases in order to give you access to a huge amount of this ‘hidden’ information. See our Digital Resources page for a list of databases you can use to get the edge on your assignments.


You can ask us a question at any time of the day or night.

Simply fill in the contact form on our Ask a Librarian page. We might not respond immediately (especially if it’s at a time when most normal people are tucked up in bed) but we will do our best to provide you with an answer as soon as we can. So next time you need a book recommendation, have a question about referencing, or need help finding that elusive piece of information for an assignment – don’t be shy, just ask us!


You can search for more than just books using our online catalogue.

Got an assignment coming up? Search our online catalogue for books, websites AND ClickView videos on your topic. It’s easy – simply click on ‘Keyword’ search, type your subject in the search box, then select the type of resource you require using the ‘By Collection’ dropdown menu (e.g. Weblinks, Clickview Recordings, etc.).


You can borrow and download eBooks for free from our eBook Library.

Do you own an iPad, iPhone, android device or laptop? If the answer is yes, then you have everything you need to download eBooks for FREE from our eBook Library. Once you have browsed the huge range of popular eBook titles available, you can get started in two simple steps:

  1. Fill in the Registration Form
  2. Wait for a confirmation email, then download the ePlatform app (iOS & android versions available). If using a laptop you can simply read eBooks in your browser.

For more information, or if you own an eReader (such as Sony or Kobo), please read the step-by-step guides, or see an SLRC staff member for assistance.


You can watch a range of feature films (as well as educational videos) for free using your ClickView account.

Did you know that every student in the school already has a ClickView account? So all you need to do to access to some great movies, including Harry Potter, Matilda, and the Hunger Games, is to sign in – simply use your normal short school username (for example, 19omel) and normal school password. It is easiest to access ClickView from the CONEQT or SEQTA portal, or from the Digital Resources page of the SLRC website.

If there is something you would like to know about the SLRC that ism’t covered in this post, please fill in the form on our Ask a Librarian page, or come and see us in person!