EBSCOhost online research databases


Kempsey Library has access to the following EBSCOhost online databases.

Latest databases

eBook Public Library Collection

With a collection of nearly 41,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and children, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers.

History Reference Centre

Designed for public libraries, upper primary and high schools and undergraduate research, this database features full text for thousands of primary source documents and informational texts.

Hobbies and Craft Reference Centre

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the needs of creative hobbyists everywhere. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more.

Academic Search Premier

A scholarly collection of articles covering many areas of academic study. With full text for more than 5,000 journals, 1700 of which are peer-reviewed, this database should be the first point of call for all students seeking high quality information.

Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre

A full text database that provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Over 100 topics are covered, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Each topic also offers a Guide to Critical Analysis, which helps the reader evaluate the controversial topics.

Australia/NZ Reference Centre

A database of articles from Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers & newswires, reference books, and company information, providing local perspectives on current events, business, sports, and many other subjects.

Consumer Health Complete

A reliable source of information on a diverse range of health related subject areas including: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Prescription Drugs, Herbal remedies, and alternative or complementary treatments. This material is intended for informational purposes only.


GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.

Literary Reference Center Plus

A comprehensive database that provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. The database includes plot summaries, synopses, literary criticism, book reviews, author interview and biographies, and the full text of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, short stories and novels.

MasterFILE Complete

MasterFILE Complete provides access to the full content of nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus provides information on over 250,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles included, plus feature content including lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, book talks, recommended reads and more.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs.