- Teachers and educators
- Curriculum and the NT Board of Studies
- Assessment and reporting
- School management
- Early childhood
- Literacy and numeracy
- Supporting students and learning
- Training and beyond school
- Professional learning
- International services
Libraries and resources
Department of Education Library
The Department of Education Library is co-located with the Darwin Languages Centre at Nemarluk Drive, Ludmilla. Together they provide resources, support and information services to:
- educators in government and non-government schools
- pre-service teachers
- office-based departmental personnel
- languages staff, students and parents
- some community organisations providing educational programs.
The Department of Education Library is open from Monday to Friday (8am to 4.30pm).
Please phone (08) 8985 5992, fax (08) 8985 5286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries.
Online resources via your public library
The Northern Territory Library subscribes to many online resources to support children at school and adult learners. The Northern Territory Library provides these free to all members for use at home, at their local library or in the Northern Territory Library at Parliament House. You only need a library membership and a password. Contact your local library to obtain a password.
To access these resources:
- Go to http://libraries.nt.gov.au
- Select All LINNet Library Catalogues from the navigation menu
- Select your local library (eg Darwin City Council Libraries, Jabiru Public Library, etc)
- Login with your library membership number and password
- Choose Online Resources
- Select the desired resource
The Northern Territory Library and the Department of Education and Training have developed information updates for schools to provide information for teachers, parents and students. Each update provides an overview of a particular online resource available via the Northern Territory Library. Updates are sent to schools monthly and are archived below. Visit the Northern Territory Library website for further information about the Northern Territory Library's programs and initiatives.
- Update 17: NoveList Plus (pdf 51 kb) is a comprehensive online readers' advisory tool allowing you to search hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.
- Update 16: Picture Australia (pdf 56 kb) is an photographic database that provides access to the photographic collections of over 40 Australian museums, libraries and cultural institutions.
- Update 15: Points of View Reference Center (pdf 48 kb) is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 280 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument) and Critical Thinking Guide
- Update 14: GREENR (pdf 54 kb) - The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organisation and country portals form research centres around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics and rich multimedia.
- Update 13: The Sydney Morning Herald Archives (pdf 55 kb) lets you search every edition of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun Herald from 1955-1995. All articles, captions and advertisements are fully keyword searchable and full-text results are returned in an exact digital reproduction of the printed pages as they were originally published. Search birth, death and marriage notices. Explore Australia's history through the big stories of the day.
- Update 12: in2Era (pdf 56 kb) lets you explore and interact with books online. Teachers, students and parents can use content in class or group lessons via interactive whiteboard, digital projector, as well as home use on personal computers. Watch your favourite stories come to life and play interactive games including the use of drawing tools and reading comprehension.
- Update 11: Grzimek's Animal Life (pdf 55 kb) provides students and researchers with a dynamic, interactive resource about over 4000 animal species and fosters in-depth discussion and critical thinking skills.
- Update 10: Academic Search Premier (pdf 58 kb) is the world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database provides full text for nearly 4500 journals, including full text for more than 3600 peer-reviewed titles.
- Update 9: Good Reading Online (pdf 57 kb): Is a unique and exciting new Australian resource that contains a wide variety of interesting information on everything about books including reviews, author profiles and stories, bookshops, short stories, book trivia and much more.
- Update 8: Science Resource Centre (pdf 26 kb) - thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations are just a few clicks away. The latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals with links to quality web sites.
- Update 7: Encyclopedia Britannica Online (pdf 58 kb) - includes the complete encyclopaedia, Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopaedia and the Britannica Book of the Year
- Update 6: World Book Online (pdf 26 kb) - includes all articles from the printed version, multimedia and editor-reviewed websites
- Update 5: Health and Wellness Resource Centre (pdf 54 kb) - a medical reference centre that includes full text health and medical information from a variety of sources including magazines, pamphlets, newspapers, newsletters and video
- Update 4: Computer Skills Learning Centre (pdf 36 kb) - contains hundreds of comprehensive computer training tutorials, with more continually being added. Tutorials include full-colour, easy-to-follow screen-shots with step-by-step instructions covering an extensive and varied range of How do I? learning topics
- Update 3: Australia / New Zealand Reference Centre (pdf 51 kb) - a keyword searchable database that consists of a combination of Australia and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, newswires, reference books and company information
- Update 2: YourTutor (pdf 123 kb) - a free online tutoring service for students in Years 4-12 and adult learners. Login to connect live to subject area specialist tutors
- Update 1: TumbleBook online library (pdf 129 kb) - aimed at primary school children. This resource has books with audio and animations to make reading fun. Many also have puzzles and games linked to the stories.