Search a variety of databases, some available through the City of Swan Libraries and their partnership with the State Library of Western Australia, bringing a world of information to your fingertips.

 Available resources
* Requires library membership to access Library Edition


A key online resource for genealogical research, the Ancestry Library Edition database includes: Australian convict index, Australian electoral rolls, United Kingdom census records, British Army World War I pension records, United States census records and much more.

Access Due to licensing agreements, this online resource can only be accessed using the link on the public computers at our library branches *

General Resources
Resource Description
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Provides statistics on a wide range of economic and social matters, serving government, business and the general population.
Carter's Price Guide to Antiques*
Carter's Publications publish price guides on art antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century design, and include prices on items from 1500 BC to the present day, with a price range of $5 to over one million dollars. Their online version of the price guide provides a searchable database of over 90,000 items.
Note: Select "City of Swan Libraries" from the drop-down list located on the log in page and use your library barcode in the ID field.
A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment.
Koori Mail Collection Online
AIATSIS and the Koori Mail proudly present to you the digital collection of 20 years of the Koori Mail, Australia’s fortnightly national Indigenous newspaper. The Koori Mail provides news, views, advertisements and other material of vital interest to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and Australians interested in Indigenous affairs.
The Cochrane Library
A collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
Trove is a new discovery experience focused on Australia and Australians. It supplements search engine information with reliable data from Australia's archival institutions. If you’re researching in the fields of the social sciences, literature, local or family history or you just need inspiration for your school assignment, this is the tool for you.