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Online catalogues and resources


Search for published material in our collections. You can find books, eresources, newspapers, magazines, maps, microfilm/microfiche, video and sound recordings.

Using a mobile device? Search the mobile version of the catalogue.

Manuscripts, Oral History and Pictures Catalogue

A catalogue containing records of the manuscripts, oral history and pictures collections of the Mitchell Library, Sir William Dixson Research Library and Dixson Galleries.


An annotated listing of internet links and databases that can be booked for use at the Library, including access to selected databases from home.

Open data

Access a selection of Library datasets and our Application Programming Interface (API) available for creative reuse and redistribution.

DX Lab

The DX Lab is a place where innovation and collaboration is explored.  We deliver creative, engaging and new ways to explore the Library’s collections, data sets and services through a diverse range of digital experiences.

Australian Indigenous Index

An index to the Koori Mail, a national fortnightly newspaper published in Lismore, NSW, that focuses on the Indigenous people of Australia, from May 1991 to date. It is also an index to biographical information from various magazines including: Our Aim (1907–1961), Dawn (1952–1969), New Dawn (1970–1975) and Identity (1971–1982). Trouble connecting?

Website search

Website search allows you to search the webpages and documents on this site.

Federated search 

Search our online catalogues, indexes and databases all at once using our federated search engine. When looking for information or starting your research, you can perform one search to get an integrated set of results from a variety of resources. You can then refine your search by moving to individual catalogues, indexes and databases.

We welcome your feedback on this service.

Card indexes and catalogues

The Library has a number of indexes and catalogues which provide references to New South Wales and Victorian material, subjects and people. These are not yet searchable online. More information about the card indexes and catalogues

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