Databases for the general public

Members of the general public can access selected databases for free from Public Access computers in the Library.

Public Access computers are located at:

  • Gardens Point Library, Level 3
  • Kelvin Grove Library, Level 2
  • Law Library, Level 5.

Public access computers don't allow Internet access. Tip: Bring a USB to save the information you find - alternatively you can use guest printing services to print documents for a fee.

Databases by topic

Multidisciplinary journal articles and ebooks

These databases search for journal articles and reports across most research disciplines.

  • Cambridge Core
    Journals published by Cambridge University Press in the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
  • Informit (Australian databases)
    Australian journals and magazines covering areas including business, engineering, science and health but focused on humanities and education as well as extensive coverage of Indigenous affairs.
    Journal articles and ebooks in the arts, sciences and life sciences, as well as a select journals in social sciences and humanities.
  • Taylor & Francis
    Peer-reviewed research journals covering all subject areas.
  • Wiley Online Library
    Peer-reviewed journals and ebooks covering life, health and physical sciences, social science and the humanities.


Business and management

Library databases specific to business. Use in addition to desired multidisciplinary databases.

  • Emerald Insight
    Peer-reviewed journals and ebooks primarily in business and management plus library and information science.
  • Directory of Funders (via Philanthropy Australia)
    A directory of corporate funders and grant-making organisations operating in Australia. Includes application guidelines and tax information.
  • INFORMS PubsOnLine
    INFORMS is the world's largest professional association dedicated to and promoting best practices and advances in operations research, management science, and analytics to improve operational processes, decision-making, and outcomes.
  • Margaret Gee's Australian Media Guide
    Up-to-date contact details covering a range of Australian media outlets and media contacts from television, radio, newspapers, press agencies and much more.
Please note

Databases of funding opportunities for philanthropy and nonprofit organisations are available by prior arrangement from the QUT Community Collection for grant seekers, fundraisers and philanthropists.

Education and humanities

Library databases specific to education and humanities. Use in addition to desired multidisciplinary databases.

  • Classroom resources search
    Find resources for classroom teaching including fiction and nonfiction books; kits, lesson plans, DVDs and more.
  • Ithaka S+R
    Research reports, case studies and issue briefs related to educational transformation and libraries and scholarly communication.
  • ProjectMUSE humanities collection
    Peer-reviewed journals and books in the humanities discipline including history, literature, philosophy, religion, theatre, music, film and more.
  • The Source
    Information about children's literature from around the world with a focus on Australian and New Zealand books. Provides publication details and summaries of each book.


Library databases specific to health services and sciences. Use in addition to desired multidisciplinary databases.


Library databases specific to legal research.

  • Attorney General's Information Service (AGIS) (via Informit)
    An index of articles from over 400 legal journals covering all aspects of law from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific.
  • CCH IntelliConnect
    Case law and looseleaf services covering a range of practice areas including Business Law, Employment and HR, Environment, Family Law, GST, Industrial Relations, Intellectual Property, Occupational Health and Safety plus more.
  • HeinOnline
    United States based legal research database.

Science and engineering

Library databases specific to science and engineering. Use in addition to desired multidisciplinary databases.