Databases are searchable collections of information resources like articles from journals, newspapers and magazines. Some databases are very focused on a topic like legal issues or health, while others are fairly broad.
If you are having trouble finding what you need with any of the databases below why not try our Find Articles search engine or Google Scholar - these search engines combine many databases together, and draw from literally millions of articles to provide you with the best chance of finding that elusive article.
Your first step in using a database is to find the one that matches your topic.
Here are some key databases:
Australian multidisciplinary database.
- A + Education
- Academic Search Complete
- Australian Heritage Bibliography
The Australian Heritage Bibliography is a useful database about Indigenous, natural and historic environments, and also contains information about Australian heritage generally. It can be searched in conjuction with other Indigenous focussed databases if you use the Informit Databases interface and select both of these titles from the (long) list provided.
- Informit Databases
Australian database list that you can select from. Contains many specialist databases like Australian Education Index – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Subset, Attorney-General’s Information Service – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Subset and many more similar subsets that you can combine or search individually.
- Expanded Academic ASAP