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.
  • Australian Content
Searchable index of policy documents, guidelines, think tank publications and working papers. Overton collects data from 182 countries.

You can browse the site without creating an individual user account. However to save searches, tags and bookmarks you should create one.

  • Australian Content
Story Box Library is a educational website, created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers.
  • Australian Content
Extensive collection of Australian primary sources including case law, and legislation with links to commentary. The database also contains a legal encyclopaedia, journals, and loose-leaf services on a wide range of subjects. Significant titles include: Laws of Australia ; Commonwealth Law Reports ; Westlaw Key Number System

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