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Academic Search Complete and MasterFile Premier (EBSCO)
Full text for over 9000 journals (from 1887 onwards), reference books, photos and maps.  There is a wide subject range, including some Australian material, and nearly 8000 peer-reviewed titles.

Informit Complete Online Collection
Indexes Australian magazines, journals and newspapers on a wide range of topics. Includes some full-text in the following databases: APA-FT – Australian Public Affairs; AGIS Plus Text – Attorney-General's Information Service; A+ Education; and Subject Collections for Business, Engineering, Health, Families and Humanities.

ProQuest 5000
Full-text and index of business, education, humanities, medicine, social science, science and technology. International coverage, some Australian material.

JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive
Full-text digitised back issues of important journals covering all subjects from the first issue (some as early as 1700). Currency of the articles varies, with most within 1 to 5 years of the current issue. Articles published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere are freely available for reading and downloading. This content includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals, representing approximately 6% of the total content on JSTOR.

General OneFile 1980– (Gale)
Full-text news and journal articles on a wide range of topics across all subjects. Includes selected encyclopaedias and specialised reference e-books from Gale Virtual Reference Library. Broad range with mainly international coverage and some Australian material.

Periodicals Index Online (PCI)
Indexes humanities and social sciences journals with coverage from the 18th century to 2005. Includes journals in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

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