Skip to Main Content
Skip navigation


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

What are databases?

A library database is an online collection of scholarly resources.

Databases don't hold the resources, but provide the information needed to find it including the author, title, source, publication date, and often an abstract. Many databases have links to the full-text.

Databases can be interdisciplinary (covering several topics), or subject specific (focusing on one particular discipline).

The ANU Library subscribes to over 720 scholarly databases, containing many millions of searchable items including scholarly journal articles; newspaper articles; images; streaming videos; music; and other academic publications.

Searching databases can be a great way to find reliable, peer-reviewed scholarly sources for your research and assessments.

You can see the full range of databases on the Library's e-resources and databases page.


The databases assembled here are drawn from both the Library's subscription collection, and those freely available in the public domain. They cover a broad range of subject matter and issues relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures, knowledge, and scholarship, and contain a wealth of both academic and popular content.

Responsible Officer: University Librarian/Page Contact: Library Systems & Web Coordinator