Encyclopedias and reference

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Access our range of free encyclopedias and reference tools to help with homework, research projects and more.

As a Darebin Libraries member, you have access to our range of free encyclopedias and reference tools to help you with homework, research projects and more!

Log in using your library membership number (found on the back of your card) and 6 digit PIN where required.

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Australian Dictionary of Biography

You can search over 10,000 biographies of significant people in Australian history. Visit the Australian Dictionary of Biography website.

Better Health Channel

You can use the Better Health Channel to find health and medical information that may help you improve your wellbeing and the health of the community you live in. Fully funded by the Victorian Government. Visit the Better Health Channel website.

Britannica Library

You can search for any topic using this educational resource for kids and adults. Bonus features include dictionary and research tools. Visit the Britannica Library website to find out more.

The Law Handbook

Use this practical law guide to find out about your legal rights. Trusted by Victorians since 1977. Visit the The Law Handbook website to start your search.

Oxford Reference

The Oxford Reference spans 25 different subjects and 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias. Visit the Oxford Reference website to use this handy online reference guide.