Online Information Resources
You have access to millions of information sources for your assignments, even with the closure of the physical library collection. See below for hints and tips on the different types of online information you have access to.
There are 400+ online databases which provide access to peer-reviewed journals, newspapers, plays, literature and primary source documents. Select the link below to view.
Hint: Use the topic filter in the A to Z list to filter the list of databases to your topic area. Filtering databases by type can also be very handy.
How to find online information sources
Read - and watch - on to learn how to find the different types of online information you can access while studying online.
Written by academics for an academic audience.
Identical content as printed books, just in electronic format.
Historical Primary Sources
A document or physical object written or created during the time under study.
Offer an inside view of an event or time period.
An increasing number of primary sources have been digitised and can be found online.
Find them through this list of Primary Sources.
You can also find them through Google. Search for your topic along with a keyword such as:
- personal narratives
Government reports, conference papers, statistics, standards and many other types of information not published in books or journals.
Most likely not peer reviewed.
Find Grey Literature using our guide.
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Book a librarian
Our Book a Librarian service can provide you with help from a Librarian in a one-on-one, 30 minute online appointment.
Book a time that is convenient to you for assistance with:
- Finding resources for your assignment
- Creating effective search strategies
- Navigating and searching in different databases
Phone1300 354 633 (select option 3 for the Library and FLO Help)