A-Z Databases

The Victoria University library subscribes to a number of online databases, which collectively cover a huge range of disciplines and subjects.
Articles found through the VU library can viewed, downloaded and printed to assist you with your work. The databases can be searched collectively through Library Search (external link) or you can search them individually.


Appropriate Use

General Guidelines (Applicable to all electronic services):

Use of this service including the viewing, printing and downloading of individual articles is permitted for the purposes of private study, teaching and research. This does not include the systematic downloading, copying or printing of significant portions of the licensed content (for example: entire issues of individual journals). Undertaking this type of activity constitutes a serious breach of both copyright and licence agreements and may result in legal action or termination of the University's access to this product. Use of this service for commercial gain is strictly prohibited.

Specific Terms:

The conditions described above are intended as general guidelines. Specific licence conditions may be outlined on the individual database or journal web site under a heading such as "Terms and Conditions", "Terms of Use", "Licence Agreement" or something similar. It is important that you read and observe these terms and conditions.

New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Delivers online access to scholarly books from Bloomsbury’s award-winning Academic division. VU only has access to Business & Management, Economics, Education and Law subject areas.
InCites is a citation-based research evaluation tool, that can:
•track an institution's research output and academic impact

•benchmark an institution against others

•examine an institution's research output and academic impact by discipline

•evaluate an institution's collaborations

Users need to register an account to gain access.
Online video courses in software, technology, business and creative skills training, including 3D animation, audio and music, CAD, design, developer, education and elearning, IT, marketing, photography, video and web skills.
Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning! All your learning activities and history from Lynda.com have been transferred to the LinkedIn Learning platform. All existing users will have received an activation email, please follow the instructions in there. If you are a new user or you have not received an activation email, simply click on the link for the LinkedIn Learning platform and create a LinkedIn Learning account to access the content.
RDA: Resource Description and Access is a package of data elements, guidelines, and instructions for creating library and cultural heritage resource metadata that are well-formed according to international models for user-focused linked data applications.
107 users licence
SAGE Business Cases is a robust digital collection of business cases tailored to library needs – providing faculty, students and researchers with unlimited access to more than 3,000 authoritative cases from over 100 countries. SAGE curates interdisciplinary cases on in-demand subjects such as entrepreneurship, accounting, healthcare management, leadership, social enterprise, and more.
Please contact the College Librarian (Business), Lou Connell, for access to the teaching notes.
UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. More than 6,300 world-renowned physician authors, editors, and peer reviewers synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care, quality, and outcomes.
Youth and Popular Culture Magazine Archive showcases unique periodicals from 1940s-present, highlighting topics and trends of youth culture like fashion, rock and roll, sexuality and dating, as well as youth portrayal in the media. At completion, this collection will have 200,000 pages from periodicals published in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. Most of the periodicals within the collection are difficult to find and no longer published, such as Clarity Magazine from the 1940s and Petticoat from the 1960s, providing insight to the various content that influenced youth culture throughout the decades.

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