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  • Academic OneFile (Gale)Full text multidisciplinary database. Subject coverage includes: physical and life sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities, business and management.
  • Academic search complete (EBSCOhost)Full text multidisciplinary database. Subject coverage includes: social sciences and humanities, philosophy, psychology, law, astronomy, engineering and technology, life, physical and environmental sciences, mathematics.
  • Access EngineeringEngineering encyclopaedia. Subject coverage includes biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, materials and software engineering. Includes: Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers (11th ed.), Perry’s Chemical Engineers Handbook (8th ed.), Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers (16th ed.). Number of concurrent users:
  • ACM digital library Full text computer science database. Includes journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and ebooks published by the Association for Computing Machinery.
  • Art & architecture source (EBSCOhost)Full text database. Subject coverage: advertising art, antiques, archaeology, architecture and architectural history, art history, contemporary art, costume design, crafts, decorative and folk arts, graphic arts, industrial and interior design, landscape architecture, film, museums, non-western art, painting, photography, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, television and textiles.
  • ASCE libraryFull text journals and conference proceedings on all aspects of civil engineering, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • ASM handbooks onlineFull text handbooks published by ASM International, a professional organisation for materials scientists and engineers. Subject coverage: materials selection, processing, testing and performance.

  • ASME digital collection.Full text journals, conference proceedings and ebooks published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • ASTM via IHS engineering workbenchASTM Standards that describe the characteristics and performance of materials, systems, products and services across all industry sectors. Includes active specification documents, test methods, classifications, practices and guides. Search by standard number or keywords.

  • BioMed Central Full text peer-reviewed journals covering biology, medicine and health.
  • BMC, Research in Progress Full text peer-reviewed journals covering life and physical sciences, engineering, psychology, medicine and public health.
  • Business source complete (EBSCOhost)Full text database. Subject coverage: all aspects of business including marketing, management, human resources, information systems, operations management, accounting, finance and economics. Includes journal articles, case studies, industry profiles, market research reports, company profiles, country reports and SWOT analyses.
  • Cambridge CoreFull text journals and ebooks published by Cambridge University Press covering a wide range of subject areas.
  • Computer Science (Gale)Full text database. Subject coverage includes: hardware and software, web development, system and database design and technology management.
  • Computers & applied sciences complete (EBSCOhost)Full text database. Subject coverage includes: all aspects of computer science and information technology, web development, information systems, engineering and technology.
  • Computer Science Database (ProQuest)Full text database. Subject coverage includes: hardware and software, web development, system and database design and technology management.
  • DOAJ : directory of open access journals. Full text open access scholarly journals in all subject areas.
  • Ebook Central (ProQuest)Ebook database. Ebooks on a wide range of subjects from a wide range of publishers.
  • ebook Collection (EBSCOhost)Ebook database. Ebooks on a wide range of subjects from a wide range of publishers.
  • EBSCOhostA major database platform of over 40 databases. Subject coverage includes business and industry, management and marketing, social sciences and humanities, communication and mass media, news and current affairs, education, science and health, nursing, engineering, computing and technology, design, film and television. Includes full text. fig01
  • Emerald InsightOver 100 full text business journals. Subject coverage: accounting and finance, economics, human resources, organisational behaviour, management and operations, marketing, strategy and entrepreneurship.
  • Engineering collection (Informit)Full text database covering all engineering disciplines. Includes journal articles and magazines, plus conference proceedings and reports from Engineers Australia and the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand.
  • Gale databases Major database platform of nearly 30 databases. Subject coverage includes: business, arts and humanities, literary criticism, nursing and health, law, communications and mass media, education and science. Includes full text.
  • General OneFile (Gale) Full text multidisciplinary database. Subject coverage includes: business and economics, computers and technology, education, science and health, arts and humanities, politics and social sciences.
  • Google ScholarGoogle Scholar searches peer-reviewed articles and papers across all areas of research. If you are off campus, you can access Swinburne Library collections through Google Scholar: Go to Settings > Library Links > search for Swinburne, select and save. Your results will now display a Full Text at Swinburne link for articles available to you.
  • IBISWorld industry market research reportsReports include executive summaries, major players, five year forecasts, detailed financial analysis and recent industry performance.

  • ICE virtual library (Complete eBooks Collection)Produced by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Browse ICE Publishing’s internationally renowned to more than 1,000 ebooks to find the information you need.
  • IEEE XploreFull text database. Subject coverage: electrical engineering and electronics, communications, computer engineering, computer science, information technology and telecommunications. Produced by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. fig01
  • IG PublishingIG Publishing is a spin-off company from iGroup Asia, the leading library information service provider in Asia.
  • InformitA major database platform of over 80 databases on Australian and Australasian topics. Subject coverage includes politics and economics, legal, social and cultural affairs, mass media, aboriginal issues, health, family, business, engineering, agriculture, flora and fauna and environmental science. Some databases include full text.
  • Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE JoVE publishes peer-reviewed scientific video protocols. Subject coverage: biology, chemistry, neuroscience, medicine, immunology and infection, engineering and bioengineering and behaviour. The website also includes four of the JoVE science education video collections: general laboratory techniques, basic methods in cellular and molecular biology, essentials of neuroscience and essentials of analytical chemistry.
  • JoVE science education : essentials of biomedical engineeringStreaming video collection introducing central concepts in biomedical engineering with a focus on imaging techniques to visualise and detect medical conditions, methods to quantify biomechanical strains and computational modeling to simulate blood flow.
  • JoVE science education : essentials of electrical engineeringStreaming video collection covering best safety practice for commonly used equipment in an electrical laboratory as well as introducing elements such as inductors, transformers, convertors, rectifiers and inverters.
  • JoVE science education : essentials of materials engineeringStreaming video collection featuring cutting edge methods for analysis and characterisation of materials and introducing a range of advanced materials and processes for new technologies and applications.
  • JoVE science education : essentials of mechanical engineeringStreaming video collection introducing a range of concepts that are essential for understanding and designing mechanical systems. Each video examines a specific topic and describes fundamental analytical methods commonly employed to understand physical behaviours.
  • JoVE science education : essentials of structural engineeringStreaming video collection introducing fundamental concepts and protocols for material characterisation, with specific emphasis on common construction materials such as steel, wood and concrete.
  • Knovel Ebook database. Subject coverage: chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, biomedical and general engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, materials science, earth and environmental science, aviation, food science, pharmaceuticals, oil, gas and power.
  • LinkedIn Learning A database of more than 13,000 training courses in streaming video format covering business, creative and technology. Includes Microsoft Office and topics in business, professional development, statistics, design, software, IT and web development, photography, video, audio and music, CAD, 3D and animation, education and e-learning. Videos include transcripts, captioning and use screenshots, narration, live action, smart boards, charts, graphics and audio. Licensed content can be accessed without the need to create (or connect) LinkedIn accounts. Previously known as Lynda.com.
  • National Construction code suiteFormerly called the Building Code of Australia (BCA). NCC volume one includes requirements for multi-residential, commercial, industrial and public buildings and structures. NCC volume two includes requirements for residential and non-habitable buildings and structures. NCC volume three includes requirements for plumbing and drainage for all classes of buildings. (Free) registration is required for access.
  • O’Reilly for higher educationPreviously Safari O’Reilly – includes ebooks and video. Subject coverage: information technology, software and web development, data analytics, computer networking, computer security, database programming and management, artificial intelligence, engineering, game development, project management, maths and science, business and management. Includes video case studies and tutorials.

  • Oxford AcademicPublished by Oxford University Press that covers multidisciplinary subjects.

  • PLoS : Public Library of ScienceFull text journals in life sciences and medicine provided by the nonprofit organisation, Public Library of Science (PLOS).
  • ProQuest central A major database platform of over 35 databases. Subject coverage includes: humanities, social sciences, education, health and medicine, science and technology, business and management.
  • PubMED Major index of articles from the Medline database. Subject coverage: medicine, nursing and allied health, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the preclinical sciences, health administration, public health and bioengineering. Produced by the US National Library of Medicine. Includes linked full text.
  • SAE MobilusFull text technical papers and standards published by SAE International, an association of engineers and technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle industries.
  • Sage journalsFull text journals published by Sage Publications. Strong coverage of social sciences, humanities and health sciences. Also covers life and biomedical sciences, materials science and engineering.
  • Sage knowledgeEbook database of books published by Sage Publications. Subject coverage includes: social sciences and education, aged care and gerontology, anthropology, communication and media studies, criminology and criminal justice, economics, education, gender and sexuality studies, history, politics, psychology, social issues, social work and social policy, sociology, geography, earth and environmental sciences.
  • Science database (ProQuest)Full text database. Subject coverage includes: general and applied science, materials science, engineering, computing, physics and astronomy, chemistry, biology, earth sciences, telecommunications and transportation.
  • ScienceDirect (Elsevier)Full text journals and ebooks published by Elsevier. Subject coverage: life and health sciences, nursing, physical sciences and engineering, computer science, social sciences and humanities, psychology, business and management.Note: Accessible titles need to have a symbol of green key/ green notes. fig01
  • ScopusLeading database of peer-reviewed literature in life sciences, physical sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities. Features include citation analysis of authors, journals, institutions and subject areas. Includes content from the databases Compendex (engineering), Embase (biomedicine and pharmacology) and 100% Medline coverage. Includes linked full text.
  • SkillportEbook database. Skillport is a new platform which replaces Books 24×7. Content includes key subject areas of information technology, business, engineering and finance.

  • Springer linkFull text journals and ebooks published by Springer. Subject coverage: life sciences, chemistry, physics and astronomy, engineering, environmental and geosciences, computing, mathematics, medicine and economics.
  • Swinburne Commons (Open Access)Swinburne Commons is a database of digital media produced at Swinburne, primarily video and audio. It includes teaching and research material created by the Swinburne community, graduation videos, archival material and TV recordings. Open access resources are also available via iTunes U and YouTube.

  • Swinburne Research Bank (Open Access)Swinburne Research Bank is an open access database of publications authored by Swinburne researchers. Includes journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, reports, working papers, higher-degree theses and more.

  • Taylor & Francis ebooksEbook database. Includes all titles formerly included in CRCnetBASE. Subject coverage: engineering and technology, mathematics and statistics, chemistry, food science, computer science and information technology, physical, life, earth, environmental and health sciences, nursing and behavioural sciences.
  • Taylor & Francis Online Full text journals published by Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Psychology Press and Informa Healthcare. Subject coverage includes arts and humanities, psychology, social sciences, business and economics, health sciences, and all science disciplines. 
  • Telecommunications database (ProQuest)Full text database. Subject coverage: telecommunications, computer applications, information science and theory, radio and television, wireless communications.
  • VitalSource Bookshelf eBooks platform that allows you to access course materials whenever and wherever you choose by using your laptop, desktop or mobile device fig01
  • Wiley online libraryProvides full text access to journals, reference works, books, and databases published by Wiley in all the science disciplines.
  • World scientificWorld Scientific Publishing is a leading independent publisher of academic and professional books.