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Awards & conditions
Bibliographic databases
Book awards
Copyright basics
eBooks - free titles
Finding information
Information literacy
Interlibrary loans
Libraries in Australia
Library catalogues
Professional organisations
Search tools
TAFE NSW Library Services
Talking books
Web 2.0

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See QuickLinks - Talking books
Links to free and pay-per-access titles. Talking books are also known as audiobooks.

Awards & conditions

Awards - Fair Work Australia
NSW Office of Industrial Relations website listing award conditions and rates for various industries.

QuickLinks - Industrial relations - Awards & conditions
Links to award conditions and rates for various industries.

Bibliographic databases

National Bibliographic Database (NBD)
Find details of catalogued resources at over 850 Australian libraries.


Best of the web blogs
A guide to award winning blogs.

Blog search tools
eLibrary listing of Internet search tools available to help you find blogs and postings by topic or keyword search.

Free online service for searching, subscribing, creating and sharing news feeds, blogs and web content. (LINT)
Collaborative blog for the Australian library world. Search tool for finding blogs by Australian libraries and library staff.

Book awards

Children's Book Awards
The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) awards recognise and highlight quality Australian fiction and information titles for young readers.

Inky Awards
These awards recognise high-quality young adult literature. The teen readers of vote online to select the winning Australian and international books.

Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALA)
Young readers from all over New South Wales vote and judge their own literary awards.

Miles Franklin Literary Award
This award is presented each year to a novel of literary merit about any aspect of Australian life.

The Australian / Vogel's Literary Award
One of Australia's richest and the most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five. Includes publication by Allen & Unwin along with an advance against royalties plus prize money.

The Children's Literature Web Guide: Children's Book Awards
Guide to English-language children's book awards on the Internet.

The Man Booker Prizes
News, interviews and articles about the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker International Prize.

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards
These awards recognise and reward excellence in Australian literature and history.

The Pulitzer Prizes
Awarded for excellence in US publications in journalism and the arts.

The Stella Prize
This award celebrates Australian women’s contribution to literature.


Compare prices, including shipping costs, in Australian dollars for books available from online bookshops.

Australian Publishers Association (APA) free price and availability service for libraries, booksellers & suppliers to search all titles available in Australia.


Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2)
Rules for the describing and giving access to library resources.

Cataloger's Reference Shelf (CRS)
The CRS is based on 21 MARC manuals and other reference works published by The Library of Congress and frequently accessed by technical services staff.

Library of Congress Subject Headings - Principles of Structure and Policies for Application
Information about the system of Library of Congress subject headings system and the assignment of subject headings to LC MARC records.

Copyright basics

QuickLinks - Copyright
Links to information about following and managing copyright.


ODLIS: Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science
ODLIS covers library science and information studies plus related subjects such as graphic arts, publishing, printing, binding, and the book trade.


eBooks @ your library
Find titles available to Riverina Institute staff and students.

eBooks on EBSCOhost
eBooks on arts, business,child studies, computers, education, engineering, health, law, politics and psychology topics. Includes the Issues in Society series from 2011. Full text available via EBSCOhost on and off campus for Riverina Institute staff and students. Login with your DEC username and password.

eBooks - free titles

eBooks via TAFEcat
TAFEcat lists eBooks freely available to TAFE NSW Riverina Institute staff and students via the web.

eScholarship editions
Links to free international ebooks.

Free e-books
Links to websites providing free Australian and international eBooks.

Google book search
Use the "Full view books" option and search by topic keyword to find and view the full-text of eBooks.

Free audiobooks.

Project Gutenberg
Links to free eBooks available from the world's largest collection.

Project Gutenberg of Australia
Links to free Australian eBooks.


eResources @ TAFE NSW Riverina Institute library
Electronic resources and services available via the Library website to TAFE NSW RI staff and students. Includes links to eBooks, databases, encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, Internet search tools and Library catalogues.

Finding information

E-prints for Library and Information Science (E-LIS)
Open access archive of scientific and technical documents on Librarianship, Information Science and Technology and related topics.

Finding information for Library Practice
Library guide to finding the topic information you need when you want it.

Internet Archive
Links to Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.

Internet search tools
Links to recommended search tools for teachers and learners at TAFE NSW Riverina Institute.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Topics include librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval and information management. LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings.

QuickLinks - Internet search tools
Links to recommended search tools and guides.

Information literacy

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy
Information literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information. Links to background information, guidelines and resources.

CAUL Programs - Information Literacy
Information about the principles, standards and practice that can support information literacy education in all education sectors.

Study Smart: research and study skills tutorial
QUT self-paced online information literacy tutorial with quiz.

UCLA Library Information Literacy Program
Information about UCLA information literacy training programs to develop information skills within the context of changing information needs and environments.

Interlibrary loans

Australian Interlibrary Resource Sharing (ILRS) Code
The ILRS Code supports Australian resource sharing through Library cooperation.


Find and store details of the websites you want to come back to.

Libraries in Australia

Australian Libraries Gateway
Directory of current information about every library in Australia.

Libraries Australia
Search tool to find resources in Australian libraries by topic or format.

Library catalogues

CIT Library & Learning Centre
Online catalogue of the Canberra Institute of Technology Library & Learning Centre.

CSU Library
Online catalogue of the Charles Sturt University Library.

La Trobe University Library Catalogue
Online catalogue of the La Trobe University Library.

Riverina Regional Library
Online catalogue of the Riverina Regional Library.

TAFE NSW Library network catalogue.

Upper Murray Regional Library
Online catalogue of the Upper Murray Regional Library.

Wentworth Shire Library
Online catalogue of the Wentworth Shire Library Service.

Western Riverina Community Library
Online catalogue of the Western Riverina Community Library.


Magazine about current issues, emerging trends, and the management of information technology, as well as how IT affects institutions, higher education and society.

First Monday
Online magazine with research papers about the Internet and related technologies.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Topics include librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval and information management. LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings.

Teacher Reference Center (TRC)
Articles on education topics including assessment, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, instructional media, language arts and literacy for K-12 teachers & librarians.

National newsletter of the ALIA Library Technicians group.

The National Library Magazine
Information on the NLA’s collection, services and role.

Professional organisations

Website of ALIA, the Australian Library and Information Association.


The researching librarian
Useful web resources for researching librarians.

Search tools

Find information about resources collected by Australia's memory institutions, including museums and libraries. Covers pictures, unpublished manuscripts, books, oral histories, music, videos, research papers, diaries, letters, maps, archived Web sites and newspapers from 1803 to 1954.

TAFE NSW Library Services

TAFE NSW Library Community
A Community of Practice website for TAFE NSW Library staff to share knowledge, discuss and collaborate on issues relating to current and future educational and library directions. Access enabled for TAFE NSW Library staff.

TAFE NSW Library Services website
Links to TAFE NSW Library Services, Library Technology Services and Resource Management Services . Access enabled for TAFE NSW Library staff.

Talking books
Links to free and pay-per-access talking books.

Gutenberg: The Audio Books Project
Links to free talking books, both human-read and computer-generated.

Links to free talking books.
MP3, iPOD and DVD titles available for download.


WebJunction - Technology
Technologies for libraries.

Compare prices for new & used books and textbooks at online suppliers.

Australian website for buying and selling second hand textbooks.

The Co-op Bookshop
Australian bookshop specialising in educational, professional and lifelong learning resources.

Web 2.0

Getting started with web 2.0
Wiki with information and activities to develop your understanding and skills in using Library 2.0 applications in TAFE NSW libraries.

Top 1,000 Web 2.0 Sites
Directory of links to Web 2.0 tools.

Web 2.0 search engine
Search by keyword to find the tools available to create web resources that work the way you want.


Alternative Teen Services
Ideas and resources for librarians about library services for teenage youth.

QuickLinks - youth subtopics
Links to online resources on a range of topics for and about youth.

Young people & libraries: Self paced learning kit
Information about working with young people for library staff.