eResources

Digital resources are sources of information that have been digitised (converted from hardcopy to a digital format), or that have been ‘born digital’.

Examples of digital resources include eBooks, eJournals, websites, videos, digitised maps, etc.

Many of these digital resources are often found within databases.

Choose from the following digital resources:

Subscription Databases

A searchable online database with thousands of teacher-reviewed and approved web sites to help with research.

Login details:
No login required if at school, otherwise search SEQTA or CONEQT for a document called “Library eResources Login Usernames and Passwords” if you would like to connect from home.

A multimedia resource covering many Religious Education topics. Firefox only – see SEQTA homepage for login details.

Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre provides resources that present multiple arguments for and against current issues including abortion, gay marriage, cloning, and climate change.

To log in, simply provide your regular Santa Maria login details.

An online collection of videos covering many learning areas and topics. Can be viewed at home or school.

To log in:
1. Username is your short user name (e.g. 20smij)
2. Password is your normal school password.
When accessing Clickview from home you may also need to enter your school email address.

Please contact the SLRC staff or email library@santamaria.wa.edu.au if you have any difficulties.

During your time at school you will have many projects and research assignments that require you to find and use online information.
The Research Safari is designed to help you navigate your way through the ‘jungle of information‘. Follow the step-by-step Information / inquiry process to help you work through your research task.

Login details:
Please search SEQTA (or CONEQT) for a document called “Library eResources Login Usernames and Passwords” to view the login details for this resource.

Use the table of contents on the left hand side of each article to explore a topic further. *Tip: Double click on any word in an article to bring up the definition.

Note: Encyclopedia Britannica is only accessible at school.

A collection of articles and short 2-3 minute videos on various topics including Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, Physics, Maths, Human Geography.

Login details:
Please search SEQTA or CONEQT for a document called “Library eResources Login Usernames and Passwords” to view the login details for this resource.

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre provides a large collection of full-text from regional and international periodicals, reference books and biographies, as well as a collection of images containing more than one million photos, maps, and flags. A useful study resource for many topics.

To log in, simply provide your regular Santa Maria login details.

Science Reference Centre provides access to a wealth of full-text, science-oriented content, including science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. In addition, the database includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images.

To log in, simply provide your regular Santa Maria login details.

If you are looking for resources to help with your study, research and exams, then Studyvibe is for you. Check out the blog for weekly tips and tools, or brush up on your study skills including goal setting, time-management and organisation.

Login details:
Please search SEQTA (or CONEQT) for a document called “Library eResources Login Usernames and Passwords” to view the login details for this resource.

The Knowledge Compass will help you develop effective questions for your research task. Choose a different compass for different question types.

eBook Databases
PDF eBooks covering a variety of current social issues such as asylum seekers, gender discrimination & Indigenous rights.

Mainly fiction titles, although there are some reference titles and expository texts available.

You will need to self-register for an account if you don’t already have one, and wait for an approval email before you can sign in.
If you have forgotten your password, please contact an SLRC staff member.

eMagazines and eJournals

The Tablet is a Catholic weekly journal that reports on religion current affairs, politics, social issues, literature and the arts with a special emphasis on Roman Catholicism while remaining ecumenical.

To log in, simply provide your regular Santa Maria login details.

SpineOut is an exciting online magazine where Young Adults (YA’s) can express their ideas and share their creativity in words, art, film or music.
Other Useful Databases
Search articles using the search box at top of site. Full articles can be found in the SLRC Periodicals section – ask one of the librarians if you need help.
Use this searchable index to find articles about current issues affecting the environment. Full articles can be found in the SLRC Periodicals section – ask one of the librarians if you need help.
Get access to over 250 million Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more. *Tip: To find digital content, make sure the ‘Available online’ box is ticked.
Use this searchable index to find articles about current social issues such as economics, politics, human rights, religion and more. Full articles can be found in the SLRC Periodicals section – ask one of the librarians if you need help.
What are databases? Why use them?