Business, Law & Consumer Information

ABI/Inform Global - Management and business journals for professionals and students.
Aboriginal Legal Service - Provides legal advice and court representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children in NSW and ACT.
AustLII - Australia's most popular free online resource for Australian legal information.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) - Access to statistics and products including census data and key national indicators.

Australian Standards Online - Newcastle Libraries are currently unable to provide access to Australian Standards Online due to changes in the public licencing agreements. Standards Australia now offers non-commercial access to Australian Standards for personal, domestic or household use. Reader Room is an initiative by Standards Australia which provides three (3) free tokens annually to individuals, allowing access to the catalogue of Australian Standards for non-commercial purposes. Personal registration is required, sign up here

Australian Centre for Disability LawLearning together is a toolkit for NSW students with disability and their families to provide the support needed at school. If you are a parent or carer, this toolkit will help you to advocate for your child so that they can get the reasonable adjustments they need to reach their full potential. Download the toolkit then register for online or in-person training for students, their families & advocates with Auslan Interpreters and live captioning available.
Choice Online - Includes tests, reviews, and articles on consumer products and services. Full member access is available in our libraries only. Ask staff for help with the password to log in.
Family Violence Law Help - A new national website for people wanting to understand domestic and family violence, the law and where to get help. It can be used by people affected by domestic and family violence, educators and frontline workers.
Find Legal Answers - Useful links, plain language guides, pamphlets, books and lawyers tools.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - eBooks that include employment selection and psychometric tests.

Gale Business Insights: Global - Compare global economies, countries, and industries with in-depth analysis on over 400,000 companies.

Global Issues in Context - Provides information on global business issues through global viewpoints, reference materials and primary source documents.
Law Handbook - All chapters from the 15th edition are now available online.

Legal Information for Renting and Housing - Online books, useful links, legislation and resources about the laws that govern housing, whether you are renting, in social housing or own a home.
National Construction Code (NCC) - Formerly the Building Code of Australia (BCA), now freely available through this website. The NCC also now includes plumbing standards. Register to gain full access.
Newcastle Community Profile - Demographic analysis for the City and its suburbs based on results from the 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing.
NSW Government Gazettes - Proclamations, regulations, government notices, private legal advertisements and other matters required to be published in the Government Gazette, from 2001 onwards.
NSW Legislation - Current and historical NSW acts, regulations and environmental planning instruments.
NSWOFT Channel - Fair Trading YouTube channel showing short videos on consumer rights, buying and selling real estate, tenancy information, shopping scams and more. Some videos are available in languages other than English.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Offers current and authoritative business research information using targeted arguments combined with reference articles, interactive maps and infographics.