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Understanding Databases

A guide to help you navigate online databases.


Informit is a leading destination for enriching knowledge, connecting and educating the global community by sharing credible, peer-reviewed, scholarly research from Australasia and around the world. 

Watch this video to get an overview of Informit's platform.

Searching on Informit

Getting Started:

To run a search, simply enter your search term/s into Informit’s search bar and click the magnifying-glass icon. You can click select one of the search limiters below the search bar before you click the magnifying-glass icon.

Alternatively, click on the Advanced Search button to create a more in-depth search. Check out this guide to give you tips: Advanced Search Tips (PDF).



Once you have created a search, you might notice various padlocks on the resources. On the left hand side, you can refine your search to only show content I have full access to. 

                                           Yellow is open access.             Green is full access.                    Red is no access.