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Online Databases

A variety of electronic databases are available for you to access. Some of these databases are freely available, for others you will need to login in order to access them. The following databases are available.

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
    Australia's official statistical organisation. Access to census and statistical information is now freely available online. You do not need a username or password to access this site.
  • ANZRC - Australia New Zealand Reference Centre - Spydus login required - Database login required
    The most comprehensive Australia/NZ database of abstract or full-text articles available. The Australian/NZ Reference Centre combines Australasian and international magazines, newspapers and newswires, reference books, biographies, company information and an image collection. Login required.
  • APAFT - Australian Public Affairs - Full Text - Spydus login required - Database login required
    Articles from more than 400 Australian journals focusing on social science, education, current affairs, business, economics, humanities, health and law. Login required.
  • Australasian Cochrane Centre
    The Cochrane Library consists of a regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including nearly 3000 Cochrane reviews published in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. These reviews explore the evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatments (medications, surgery, education, etc) in specific circumstances. You do not need a username or password to access this site.
  • Australasian Standards Online - Spydus login required - Database login required
    Access the full text of Australian and other standards. Login required.
  • A+ Education - Spydus login required - Database login required
    Over 12000 records link to full text information freely available on the web. Over 6000 records link to articles from over 130 Australian and New Zealand journals covering all levels of education from early childhood to tertiary and adult learning. Login required.
  • Bandolier
    The premier source of evidence based healthcare information in the UK and worldwide for both healthcare professionals and consumers. You do not need a username or password to access this site.
  • Britannica Online - Spydus login required - Database login required
    Includes the complete encyclopedia, a dictionary, thesaurus, student encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year. An internet directory with more than 300000 links to selected web sites. Access more than 118000 articles, and over 14000 illustrations, including photographs, drawings, maps, and flags as well as definitions, pronunciation guides, and word histories from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus. Login required.
  • Building Code of Australia Online - Spydus login required - Database login required
    View or search the latest version of the code. Login required (subscription is only available to one person at a time. Please ensure you log off when finished.)
  • CAM on PubMed
    Access to the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) subset of PubMed. You do not need a username or password to access this site.
  • Grove Art Online
    The complete 'Dictionary of Art' (the most significant resource for visual arts) and 'Oxford Companion to Western Art' (best resource for western art). Includes regular updates, over 3,000 art images and drawings displayed in articles, extensive image links, and sophisticated search and navigation tools. No login required, but access is currently available only from Library computers.
  • Health Online - Spydus login required - Database login required
    Full-text information from health and fitness magazines, medical and professional journals, newspapers, medical dictionaries, and reference books. Login required.
  • Informit e-Library - Spydus login required - Database login required
    An online collection of Australasian resources including journals, conference papers, books and working papers. Resources are progressively added and cover areas such as education, public affairs, history and business. Login required.
  • IT Online - Spydus login required - Database login required
    Database mainly useful for articles covering product introductions, news and reviews in areas related to software, hardware, electronics, communications and the application of technology. Login required.
  • Joanna Briggs Institute - Spydus login required - Database login required
    Database mainly useful for evidence based health care. Login required.
  • Meditext - Spydus login required - Database login required
    Articles from over 100 medical and health journals indexed in the Australasian Medical Index. Includes all aspects of health and medicine, with an emphasis on clinical medicine and paraprofessional fields. Login required.
  • MSDS - Spydus login required - Database login required
    Access to over 25,000 material safety data sheets (MSDSs) compliant with the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission, to promote and maintain a healthy workplace. Login required.
  • NetLibrary - Spydus login required - Database login required
    Selected IT e-books and public domain titles. Login required.
  • Onefile - Spydus login required - Database login required
    General full text database but with limited Australian content. Login required.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Spydus login required - Database login required
    Full text Oxford University Press dictionaries and encyclopaedias. Login required.
  • OZJAC online - Spydus login required - Database login required
    OZJAC Online provides information on almost 19000 University, TAFE and private accredited courses. With over 3000 provider sites all linked to job descriptions, OZJAC Online provides helpful general industry and education information. Login required.
  • PubMed
    PubMed is a free search engine offering access to the MEDLINE database of citations and abstracts of biomedical research articles. You do not need a username or password to access this site.
  • Queensland Law Society - Spydus login required - Database login required
    Access to the Queensland Law Society, Schools and Community Education Service equips educators and students with up to date legal information and a wide range of resources such as: fact sheets, newsletters, and the largest list of Queensland legal links available on the internet. Login required.
  • Statesmans Yearbook - Spydus login required - Database login required
    The Statesman's Yearbook remains the first point of reference for anyone needing reliable, concise information on any country in the world. Login required.