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Create a free login using your Western Sydney email and a personal password (top right of the page) to monitor the online activity surrounding your academic and non-traditional research. Track the global engagement of your work via Twitter & Facebook activity, Wikipedia mentions, online opinion pieces (eg The Conversation), blog posts, news stories, citations in policy documents and more. Scopus and Web of Science citations are also included so traditional and non-traditional metrics can be assessed holistically. Search results can be filtered by individual researcher or department within the University, or select the 'full database' to access the global dataset.
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Includes digitised images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the start of the 20th century.
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This collection unfolds the historical development of anthropology from a global perspective, bringing together the work of early scholars who shaped the theories and methods students learn about, critique and re-shape today. Includes fieldnotes, images, letters and recordings. Includes the Margaret Mead Archival Collection with original field notebooks on gender roles, original field notes detailing linguistic notes and analysis on the Samoan language of nearly a century ago, and correspondence between Mead and her contemporaries.
APA Style CENTRALfeatures full integration of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, and is designed to assist in the education and proper application of APA Style formatting rules. It also offers expert tools and guidance on the scholarly writing and research processes.
Coverage include fine and applied arts, through to interior design, industrial design, and landscape gardening.
Cross-searchable access to Gale archives including Eighteenth Century Collections Online: Law Module, Making of the Modern Law: Historic Trials, 1600 - 1926, The Times, The Economist, the Burney Collection of 17th & 18th Century British Newspapers, and 19th Century British Newspapers Parts 1 and 2.
National newspaper, providing access to business news and market insights.
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Includes CABI's bibliographic databases, CAB Abstracts and Global Health, and contains over 11 million bibliographic records, full-text articles, news items and reports across the applied life sciences. Includes access to Description of Fungi and Bacteria (DFB).
Collection of authoritative guides in the areas of literature, classic studies, philosophy, religion, culture and music. Written by leading experts, Cambridge Companions offers lively, accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods.
Provides centralised access to Cambridge University Press ejournals and ebooks. The HTML Cambridge Core Reader provides an enhanced reading experience, offering easy access to contextualised figures, tables and charts, a collapsible side panel, and improved linking to multimedia materials and references. You can also save and send content to Dropbox, Google Drive or Kindle.
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Offers a comprehensive survey of Canadian poetry from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth.
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Alerts on parliamentary, political, legislative, regulatory and judicial news and information to subscribers almost as soon as it is available, with news and information filtered by a team at Parliament House, before being distributed by e-mail to subscribers. Coverage: 1996 - Present.
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CiteScore includes current and free metrics for journal titles in Scopus. The CiteScore Tracker shows how the current year's CiteScore buids up each month. You can also report using these annual metrics and track the current year metrics via the links to each title’s Scopus source details page.
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Coverage includes business, science, engineering technology, agriculture, philosophy, medicine, humanities and social sciences. Updated daily, the information is available in English and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), along with a User Guide.
(Subscription covers content from 1994-2016)
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Provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.
These video titles address criteria in the DSM-5 and ICD-10 for diagnosing various mental and related disorders, including obsessive-compulsive, depressive, bipolar, anxiety, schizophrenia spectrum, and trauma and stressor-related disorders.
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Contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available, with each collection exhaustively covering the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century.
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Collection of primary source documents from Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, shedding light on diplomatic history throughout the twentieth century.
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Offers the full text of first editions of American novels and short stories by such authors as Louisa May Alcott, Herman Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain, as well as a host of minor writers of the period.
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Collection of more than 200 works from the period 15001700.
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Traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century.
Contains eleven major editions from the First Folio of 1623 to the Cambridge edition of 186366, twenty-eight separate contemporary printings of individual plays and poems, selected apocrypha and related works.
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Collection of complete works of English prose from the period 17001780 by writers from the British Isles.
Elsevier eLibrary includes ebooks relevant to nursing. Access full text by clicking on the grey 'ViewInside' link in the book thumbnail.
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Collection of plays in verse and prose tracing the development of drama in English from the medieval mystery cycles to the comedies of Oscar Wilde.
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Comprehensive archive of English verse which provides representation of both of the literary heritages of former colonial countries and of the poetic legacies of English writers brought back to scholarly attention during the last thirty years.
Archival research resource on the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000.
Women's fashion magazine. Coverage: 1867 - 1912
Covers feminism over the long nineteenth century (1776–1928). It contains an extensive range of primary and secondary resources, including full books, selected chapters, and journal articles, as well as new thematic essays, and subject introductions on its structural themes. Includes video introduction to the subject and an image gallery containing photographs and illustrations that can be used in teaching and study.
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Full-text, full-image multidisciplinary database which includes American Politics and Society (from Kennedy to Watergate); Slavery and the Law; Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975; and World War II.
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Comprehensive source of dedicated case law back to 1865. ICLR coverage and citations includes: The Law Reports (first, second and third series), Weekly Law Reports (1953 to present day), WLR Daily Law Notes (2009-Present), and ICLR Case Notes (2012 – Present).
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Includes judgments handed down in the Court of Appeal, Administrative Court and other divisions of the High Court from 2000 to the present day are available to all, free of charge. In addition, we’re opening up ICLR’s index of leading case law dating back to 1865 for the very first time.
Hosts Ingenta content from all scholarly disciplines and caters for multiple formats, including whole books, chapters, monographs, single articles and entire journals.
Video journal collection which includes basic techniques commonly used in cellular and molecular biology.
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This video journal collection takes a broad look at quantitative analysis, including sample handling and measurement in the chemistry laboratory.
Video journal collection highlighting the current and historical significance of these three organisms, along with concepts and methodology on how they are maintained and reproduce in the laboratory.
Video journal collection featuring three vertebrate species commonly used in life sciences research: M. musculus (Laboratory Mouse); G. g. domesticus (Chick) and D. rerio (Zebrafish).
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Video journal collection which showcases basic chemistry lab techniques, demonstrate commonly used equipment, and explore the theory behind fundamental methodology.
Introduces neuroscience at a professional level for five branches of study: neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, cell and molecular neuroscience, behavioural neuroscience, and developmental neuroscience.
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This video journal collection profiles the techniques and procedures routinely used in the organic chemistry lab.
The ebooks are freely available for anyone in the world to use. Each ebook carries one of six Creative Commons licenses determined by the publisher. The titles are easy to use, with no DRM restrictions and no limits on chapter PDF downloads or printing. Users will not need to register or log in to JSTOR.
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LEGENDcom (LEGEND commercial) is a database maintained by the Australian Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Border Protection which includes Migration and Citizenship legislation, policy documents, and the procedural advice manual (PAM). It provides current and historical versions of migration and citizenship legislation as well as migration series instructions, citizenship instructions, and legislative instruments.
This module provides step-by-step guidance, legislation, cases, checklists, tools, forms and precedents on human trafficking in several Asia Pacific Jurisdictions, discrimination law, humanitarian immigration, and establishing and managing a charity. Useful resource for social justice issues and pro-bono cases.
Incorporates Liebert open access journals, as well as open access articles published in the Liebert subscription journals.
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Provide a high level of analytic coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. The articles seek to provide the best coverage of the essence, character, development, and history of constitutional law from a global perspective.
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Scholarly journal publishing primary research about plants; be it their evolution, development or metabolism, their interactions with the environment, or their societal significance. Coverage: 2015 to Present.
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* Replaces Legacy RefWorks platform which will run concurrently with New RefWorks until further notice *
Online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help users gather, manage, store and share information, and generate citations and bibliographies. For further information see the New RefWorks LibGuide.
Collection of British and Irish novels from the period 1782 to 1903, stretching from the golden age of Gothic fiction to the Decadent and New Woman novels of the 1890s (popular romances, sensation fiction, colonial adventure novels and children's literature).
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Enables in-depth searching of free music content curated by international music scholars, students, teachers and librarians. This collection holds journal articles, books, scores, audio and video performances in one free index.
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Includes the most complete version of Ovid MEDLINE, with all year ranges and content from the various Ovid MEDLINE options. Coverage: 1946 to Present.
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Provides hundreds of thousands of definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and pronunciations for English across the world, derived from language research and expert analysis. Includes examples of real usage.
Will incorporate content from EBL, ebrary, and CRC Press. The migration of content from EBL is due to be completed by end of 2016.
Offers ebook titles from scholarly sources, for a wide range of disciplines.
Includes first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Includes first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Includes first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Includes first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Includes first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Includes first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Includes first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Includes first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Includes first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Includes first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Addresses the entire spectrum of the social sciences with deep coverage of sociology and politics, extending to criminal justice, education, linguistics, and language behavior. Coverage: 1871 - Present.
Nonprofit publisher and advocacy organisation founded to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. All articles submitted by any Western Sydney University author, and accepted for publication in any PLOS journals, will not be subject to any Article Processing Charges.
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The diaries cover the period from Queen Victoria's childhood days to her Accession to the Throne, marriage to Prince Albert, and later, her Golden and Diamond Jubilees.
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Find stories of real research to learn from and be inspired by. Choose from hundreds of case studies showing how methods are applied in real research projects. Browse all cases, cases from SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 1, cases from SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2, or browse by the options provided.
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Find practice datasets to help you master qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Choose from over 150 datasets using data from real research, designed to support the teaching and independent learning of data analysis techniques. Browse all datasets or browse by the options provided.
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Includes resources focused on sustainability and social responsibility, which support research, teaching, practice and policy-making.
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Database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana.
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Browse over 90,000 eBooks in specialist subjects led by a global network of editors and authors.
* PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST VERSION OF FLASH INSTALLED ON YOUR DESKTOP/LAPTOP. The app is compatible with iPad & Android tablets, but not mobile phones, due to screen size limitations *
Helps learners improve their understanding of key grammar areas. The program includes detailed feedback in exercises, and each unit includes a video-based pronunciation exercise relating to the grammar point.
Access to Fairfax titles for all students and staff in either the web edition or digital replica format. Click here to view the print edition from the last six months via the Digital Replica archive.
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Year-by-year record of British and world events, published annually since 1758.
Access to Fairfax titles for all students and staff in either the web edition or digital replica format. Click here to view the print edition from the past three years via the Digital Replica archive.
Combines the BBC's most-viewed films.
More than 1,200 exclusive documentaries for higher education, from leading film producers and distributors, including Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films, BBC, National Film Board of Canada, CBC, TV Trust for the Environment, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and more...
The Gerritsen Collection of Alleta H. Jacobs is the greatest single source for the study of women's history in the world.
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Provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Video collection of interviews and panel discussions recorded at The Paley Center for Media on industry insiders discussing the processes of television production, the impact of media on contemporary society, and much more.
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Popular search tool for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Access to Fairfax titles for all students and staff in either the web edition or digital replica format. Click here to view the print edition from the last six months via the Digital Replica archive.
Provides access to the latest research and best practice methods in the fields of counseling, mental health, and psychology through contemporary presentations, lectures, and workshops from renowned counselors, psychologists, and practitioners.
Contains the major work of W.B. Yeats in all genres, including poetry, plays, criticism and fiction.
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Comprehensive archive of Womens Wear Daily, from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months, reproduced in high-resolution images.
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Includes primary law, analytical materials, practice area insights, litigation resources, public records, and provides full text access to case law, statutes, administrative materials, annotated reports, law reviews, current affairs etc from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong and Australasia. See user guides for further information.
Explore the literary activity and critical opinion makers of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Identification of the anonymous contributors – reviewers, essayists, and writers of letters and poems – is included.
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Archival research resource containing a vast collection of rare magazines by and for servicemen and women of all nations during the First World War. Includes periodicals published between 1914 and the end of 1919.
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Collection includes poems by many poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song.
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Brings together many of the most important and influential poems representing the full range of movements and traditions in American poetry from 1900 to the present day.
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Collection of working documents of the British government for all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy. It covers Bills, Reports of Royal Commissions, Reports of Select Committees, Accounts and Papers and other materials.
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