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.
Access Advanced Nursing Practice This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): AccessAPN;Access APN
AccessAPN is a comprehensive online resource dedicated to the education of advanced practice nursing students. AccessAPN features a wide range of content that aligns perfectly with the curricula of Advanced Practice Nursing programs, including those for Nursing Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Doctors of Nursing Practice.
AccessEmergency Medicine This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Access Emergency Medicine
This online emergency medicine resource provides quick diagnosis and treatment answers for a broad spectrum of complaints encountered in the ED, ranging from neurologic and pediatric emergencies, to poisoning and trauma – specifically designed for optimized viewing on any device.
AccessEngineering This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Access Engineering
This is an award-winning engineering reference and teaching platform that delivers world-renowned, interdisciplinary engineering content integrated with analytical teaching and learning tools. It prepares students to solve real-world problems, makes curriculum planning and delivery easy for faculty, and helps professionals find relevant information faster, driving increased ROI.
AccessScience This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Access Science
Is an authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality educational material covering all major scientific disciplines.
Cambridge Higher Education This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Cambridge Textbooks
Offers the highest quality content and resources for leading authors to instructors and students, supporting successful teaching and learning journeys in today’s rapidly changing educational environment.
DSM-5 Library This link opens in a new window
  • Australian Content
Unlimited access to 6 titles:


DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis

DSM-5 Clinical Cases

Spanish Edition of the Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5

DSM-5 Handbook on the Cultural Formulation Interview
Euromonitor Passport This link opens in a new window
Passport provides data and insight on industries, economies and consumers worldwide, helping our clients analyse market context and identify future trends.First time users: please add your VU email address to register and Accept Terms and Conditions.
F.A. Davis AT Collection This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): FA Davis AT Collection;F.A. Davis Athletic Training Collection
Includes content from the best minds in athletic training. Instant access is available to texts, handbooks, and exam review guides by renowned athletic training authors such as Starkey, Prentice, Houglum and Bean, an extensive library of 500+ instructional videos, and lots more resources.
F.A. Davis PT Collction This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): FA Davis PT Collection
A comprehensive digital subscription product for educators and physical therapy students.
Gale Select This link opens in a new window
Gale Select has Business Resources, Health and Medicine Resources modules, Environmental Science and General Science.
IWA Journals This link opens in a new window
Has information on the most valuable resource, water, helping to improve global health and well-being. The access available for the below journal titles:
AQUA, Blue-Green Systems, H2Open Journal, Hydrology Research, Journal of Hydroinformatics, Journal of Water & Climate Change, Journal of Water & Health, Journal of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene for Development, Water Policy, Water Practice & Technology, Water Quality Research Journal, Water Reuse, Water Science & Technology, Water Supply
Murtagh Collection This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): John Murtagh's General Practice Collection
John Murtagh’s General Practice Collection comprises six products—including the gold standard reference and most influential publication for general practice and primary health care, Murtagh’s General Practice 7e—that provide an indispensable source of information for medical professionals and students alike.
In general release for the first time as part of this collection is Murtagh’s Diagnostic Strategies, a quick, handy diagnostic reference for general practitioners, a useful tool for student revision and an ideal resource for exam preparation, in particular for the Key Feature Problems component of the RACGP fellowship examination.
SAGE Catalyst This link opens in a new window
SAGE Catalyst provides access to social science textbooks with virtual collaboration, classroom discussion, and peer-to-peer learning enabled within the textbooks.
Stash Permanent Collection This link opens in a new window
Streaming platform all about design, animation, and VFX, The Stash Permanent Collection provides access to a constantly growing archive of 1000s of motion projects – plus behind-the-scenes features and exclusive interviews.

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