Humanities & social sciences eresources

Find information from home on topics including psychology, sociology, education, philosophy and religion.

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Australian Families & Society Collection
Published by Informit, this Australian database contains research to support policy makers, scholars and community organisations, with full text of over 20 Australian journals and ACOSS reports from 1977.

Blackwell Reference Online
Extensive collection of online reference books, encyclopaedias and dictionaries covering the arts, business, management, humanities and social sciences.

Informit Core Collection
Indexes Australian magazines, journals and newspapers on a wide range of topics. Includes some full text in the following databases: APA-FT – Australian Public Affairs; AGIS Plus Text – Attorney-General's Information Service; A+ Education; Meditext.

National Geographic
The complete full text archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s.

OECDiLibrary – Online Library of Statistical Databases, Books and Periodicals
One of the world's largest and most reliable sources of comparable statistics, and economic and social data.

Periodicals Index Online (PIO)
Indexes humanities and social sciences journals with coverage from the 18th century to 2005. Includes journals in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Professional Development Collection (Ebsco)
A highly specialised collection of over 500 full-text journals including more than 300 peer-reviewed titles. Designed for professional educators.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (Ebsco)
Coverage of nearly 550 full-text journals covering topics such as emotional and behavioural characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology and research methods.

PsycARTICLES 1894–
Database of full-text articles from 63 American Psychological Association journals and other publications.

Religion & Philosophy Collection (Ebsco)
More than 300 full-text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles. Extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Road to IELTS - General
Produced by the British Council, this is an online self study program based on the International English Language Testing System syllabus. This module includes basic skills and letter writing.

Road to IELTS - Academic
Also produced by the British Council, this program covers report writing and advanced skills.

Language in Australia and New Zealand
An index to the development and impact of English, indigenous, and ethnic languages in Australia and New Zealand from 1788 to the present day. This product encompasses a wide variety of sources including difficult to trace literature.


Nineteenth Century Collections Online
We are currently two Gale Nineteenth Century collections. Children's Literature and Childhood is an archive of primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the long nineteenth century. Mapping the World is an archive of maps representing the long nineteenth century.  This trial will end on 6 January 2015. We invite you to comment this trial through our online feedback form.

More eresources

Some of the Library's journal article and ebooks databases, and all of the Library's CD-ROMs, are only available from computers within the Library building.You can explore the subject menu which lists these. Many useful free websites are also included. 

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