New online resources for Science, Horticulture and Environment

These items are just in and available on the library eResources webpage for Industry and Resources subjects:

New CSIRO eBooks:

Australian RainForest Woods eBook

Vegetation of Australian Riverine LandscapesThe Australian Soil Classification eBook






To access CSIRO eBooks there is a Database specific login required. Check the Database Password list or ask library staff.

New online tutorials from PlantFile:

New online video tutorials for the 2016 version of PlantFile are now available under the Plantfile listing on the library eResources webpage:

PlantFile Listing on Website

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Plantfile Video 1 – Student registration, Saving plants to a selected file and the Quiz:

Online PlantFile tutorial from the Hunter TAFE Library Service:

A detailed tutorial from the library is also available on each horticultural subject LibGuide. Browse Hunter TAFE LibGuides by Subject here:


New! Associated Press online videos

Three of our EBSCO databases now include free access to thousands of Associated Press online videos.

When you use these databases you will be able to find videos about current events, historical events, famous people — including political leaders, celebrities and athletes — as well as videos related to art, music, literature, science and technology.

To view AP Videos in your searches and subsequent video pages, you should use Chrome, FireFox, Safari, or Internet Explorer 10+.

eResources-IconOn the Hunter TAFE Library Portal select eResources then your preferred EBSCO database on the A-Z list:

Login with your DEC username and password. If you don’t have your password yet, ask your library for a temporary login to use.

Finding AP videos is easy! Videos appear in your results list when you search for a topic. To browse through the latest videos, you could simply enter Associated Press Video as your search phrase.

AP video

Click on a video thumbnail to watch the video and access the full details and transcript. The video will automatically start playing.AP Screen shot

For more help:

  • Library staff can assist you with using databases
  • If you need to reference a video from EBSCO for an assessment, library staff can help with that too
  • Come into the library or Ask Us! online for help.

vLearn Videos 24/7

vLearn videos are online videos from VEA – Video Education Australia. They give you access to a wide variety of educational content, available 24/7. Hundreds of new titles are now available through the library website. Check out the full range of available videos on our vLearn LibGuide, with more being added every day.

To use our vLearn videos, you must be a student or staff member of Hunter TAFE. To view a video, you will need to enter your DEC username and password.