State Library Victoria offers a growing collection of electronic resources.

Our current eResource collection consists of over 200,000 full text eResources, including multi-subject databases, historic archives, popular magazines and scholarly e-journals, newspapers, and a streaming music and video collection.

The majority of our eResources can be accessed remotely by Victorian registered library members, extending the reach of our collections and offering online access to Library members in regional and rural Victoria.

To access most eresources from home, you need to be a Victorian resident with a current State Library card. Terms and conditions of access apply.

Popular eResources in 2017

An example of the items available in PressReader

1. PressReader

Access the digital editions of Australian and international popular publications including Reader’s Digest, Good Health, Donna Hay, Delicious and Australian House and Garden.

2. The Times Digital Archive

Browse through more than 200 years of issues in The Times Digital Archive. Access the full digital reproductions, which include original advertising and classifieds, editorials, birth and death notices and the renowned Times crossword puzzles.

3. Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) provides an extensive electronic reference library, with content covering fashion, science, health, sport, travel and more. GVRL is a one-stop shop for all your ready reference needs.

4. Naxos Music Library

Listen to our streaming music collection and make your own playlists from over 2 million tracks, including classical, blues, folk, gospel, and jazz recordings

New eResources in 2017

We’ve added a range of new eResources to our collection in 2017. Here are some highlights.

Children’s Literature and Childhood

Children’s Literature and Childhood offers digitised classic children’s books from around the world, including illustrated editions of Alice in Wonderland, Puss in Boots and Robin Hood. This eResource also includes rare primary sources, historical newspapers and journals written by children and professionally printed, or produced from small “novelty” printing presses that became available after 1847.

Mapping the world: maps and travel literature

Online access to over 10,000 digitised maps and related primary sources, including historical atlases, gazetteers and travel narratives.

The Economist historical archive 1843–2013

The Economist is important reading for anyone engaged in politics, current affairs and business worldwide. With around 8,000 issues and more than 600,000 pages reproduced digitally, with searchable copies of every issue from 1843 to 2014, including full-colour images, exportable financial tables and a gallery of front covers highlighting a key topic of each week.

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