We’re celebrating National Science Week 2016 with a special author talk, 1912: the year the world discovered Antarctica, by climate scientist and Antarctic explorer, Chris Turney. Drawing on his own experiences of Antarctic exploration, Chris will share tales of endurance, self-sacrifice and technological innovation during 1912 that laid the foundations for modern scientific exploration and inspired future generations.

1912: the year the world discovered Antarctica was runner-up for the 2013 The Bragg UNSW Prize, and is available to borrow from the library.

Date: Tuesday 16 August 2016
Time: 7.00pm
Cost: Free event
Venue: Hurstville Library, Cnr Queens Rd and Dora St, Hurstville
Bookings: http://lmg.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/LMG-Event-Details.html?Id=2537 

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The library also has a number of research and leisure eResources available to access from within the library or from home with your library card.



popular science

Popular science

Access anywhere with your library card

Discovery and innovation are reshaping the world around us, and Popular science makes even the most complex ideas entertaining and accessible. By taking an upbeat, solutions-oriented look at today’s most audacious science and revolutionary technology, Popular science forecasts what tomorrow will be like.


Australian sky & telescope

Access anywhere with your library card

Australian sky & telescope is a world-class magazine about the science and hobby of astronomy.  Combining the formidable worldwide resources of its parent magazine with the talents of the best science writers and photographers in Australia, Australian sky & telescope is a magazine produced specifically for the Southern Hemisphere’s astronomers.

National Geographic

National geographic

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The latest news in science, exploration, and culture will open your eyes to the world’s many wonders. Experience high-quality articles and breathtaking photography contained in the print edition, along with interactive capabilities such as audio, and videos, enhanced navigation and faster browsing in this eMagazine edition.


Research databases




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GreenFILE covers the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. This database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 806,000 records and open access full text for more than 12,000 records.

Key journals include Agriculture, Ecosystems & environment, Conservation biology, Forest ecology & management, International journal of green energy, and Journal of wildlife management.

science reference centre

Science reference centre

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This comprehensive research database provides easy access to a wealth of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher’s needs, Science reference centre contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopaedias, reference books, periodicals and other reliable sources. In addition, the database includes a vast collection of images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National geographic and the Nature picture library.

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