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Useful Websites


Australian Dictionary of Biography

  • ADB Online - Over 10000 biographies of significant Australians who died before 1980.

Beginning a New Life in Australia

  • Beginning a New Life in Australia - The Beginning a Life in Australia booklet welcomes newly-arrived migrants and humanitarian entrants to Australia. It provides useful national, state/territory and local settlement information for migrants, humanitarian entrants, their sponsors and service providers. This information is available to download as PDF files in English and 37 community languages. Australian government, Department of Home Affairs The official source of information regarding visas, living and working in Australia and citizenship. Australian Citizenship Test - information about the Australian citizenship test, including links to practice questions.
  • AMES Australia - AMES Australia helps new and recently arrived migrants to settle in Victoria. AMES offers classes in English, employment assistance, and all you need to know about living and working in Victoria.

Book Groups

  • CAE Book Groups - Information about starting a new group or joining an existing one.
  • Meetup - Excellent for finding local Book Clubs and other interest groups.


Community Languages

  • Onlinenewspapers.com - Thousands of world newspapers at your fingertips World Wide Web page giving access to online newspapers from all over the world.
  • VSL : Victorian School of Languages - A government school that provides language programs for students in Years 1 to 12 who do not have access to the study of those languages in their mainstream schools. Offers over 40 languages around Victoria to 13,000 students in face-to-face classes and 1600 students in distance education.
  • PLVN LOTE Collections Guide - Public Libraries Victoria Network offers an online guide to see which libraries in Victoria have which language.
  • Victorian Multicultural Commission Community Directory - Online guide to local multicultural community associations and organisations in Victoria.

Computer Skills

Current Issues & Affairs

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  • Goodreads - Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations.
  • Australian Book Review - Australian Book Review publishes reviews, essays, commentaries and new creative writing.
  • www.nybooks.com - The New York Review of Books.
  • www.ipl.org/div/litcrit - Internet Public Library's literary criticism collection.
  • www.penguin.com.au - Penguin book group notes.
  • CBCA - Childrens Book Council of Australia.
  • Fantastic Fiction - Search details of over 20,000 authors and 270,000 titles.
  • www.sparknotes.com - Education website from Barnes & Noble - Includes study guides, classic books online and reference tools.
  • www.hbook.com - The Horne Book Magazine - Includes reviews and articles about children's and young adult literature.




Support Services

  • The Lookout - Find information on family violence support services and resources available in Victoria.

Telephone Directories

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