Reference databases

Library databases provide information from journals, newspapers and reference works which is not always freely available from elsewhere online.

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Database nameWhat this database contains
Academic Search EliteFull text for over 2,100 scholarly journals, for tertiary level research.
Australia/New Zealand Reference CentreFull text magazine, news and reference book content with an emphasis on publications from Australia and New Zealand.
Biography Reference CentreAlmost 500,000 full text biographies, searchable by name, nationality, occupation, dates and more. Suitable for school level.
Business Source EliteFull text for over 1,000 business publications and more than 10,000 company profiles from Datamonitor. Updated daily.
Consumer Health CompleteProvides information from reference books and magazines on health and medical matters for the general consumer.
History Reference CentreFull text for more than 1,620 reference books and 150 history periodicals, historic document, photos and videos.
Literary Reference CentreInformation on thousands of authors and their works. Plot summaries, literary criticism, biographies and study guides. Ideal for students.
Masterfile CompleteFull text for more than 2,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference works. Image collection, maps and flags. Updated daily.
Poetry and Short Story Reference CentreFull text of hundreds of thousands poems and short stories, with literary essays.
Science Reference CentreScience resource suitable for all ages. Full text articles from all major areas of scientific study; biographies; video resources and experiments.