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Policy Studies: Journals, databases & directories

Finding journal articles

Journal articles and  research papers are important sources for policy research. They help to locate material that discusses and analyses the theoretical aspects of policy change. Databases listed in this guide are will help you locate journal articles and other research material on your topic.

Most journals are available electronically, you can access key journals via Library Search and browse within the journals for recent articles. Databases and journals may also help you identify peer reviewed research.

Databases and catalogues

Film, TV and video databases

Key databases on family

Government departments and agencies

The Australian Government website is currently not hosting any publications. So links to Australian Government Entry Point, Australian Government websites, and Current annual reports are currently broken. 

You can use the following two sites to find Australian Government publications:

  • Australian Government Directory - choose which of the Government departments or agencies you are interested in and click through to their website and publications page. 
  • Australian Government Publication Guide - to access selected Australian Commonwealth and State Government publications located in Australia's National and State Libraries and on the internet.

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