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Alumni and community guests can become members of UOW Library to access resources, services and spaces.
Alumni & guest services at UOW libraries
Alumni
Alumni can join UOW campus libraries at no charge.
On top of your existing UOW alumni benefits, you can:
  • access a wide range of online resources
  • borrow up to 30 items for 28 days or borrow five items at regional campus libraries
  • place up to 10 holds at a time and renew your items more than once
  • visit Library spaces during regular opening hours.
Your Library membership application will be processed and confirmed within 3-7 business days.
Guests
You may qualify for guest membership if you live, work, or study (at HSC level) in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla or Bega districts, or by agreement.
Guest members can borrow from their local collection. Please see your local UOW Library for details, including available opening hours.
 
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Databases for alumni
Alumni members can access selected online databases for personal research and educational use.
You will be prompted for a username and password when accessing alumni resources.
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  • Annual Reviews - Sciences Collection
    Critical reviews of primary research literature in physical, biomedical and social sciences disciplines. International. Fulltext. Dates vary
  • Asia-Studies Full-text Online
    Study of modern Asia-Pacific, including finance, trade, environment, human resources development, government, tourism, education and women's studies. Full-text. International. Dates vary
  • AustLit
    Comprehensive coverage on creative writing and writers. Australian. Index and full-text. 1880s+
  • Britannica Online Academic Edition
    Fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information on a broad range of topics, including research tools for World Atlas and Countries Facts and Statistics Comparison.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    Open access scholarly journals in most subject areas. Full-text. Dates vary
  • Emerald Case Studies
    A 4 volume collection of peer-reviewed emerging market case studies focusing on business decision making and management development. Written by case writers and an editorial team spanning over 50 countries.
  • Emerald Insight
    Journals, ebooks and case studies.
    Cover a broad range of subjects on business management disciplines including: accounting, finance and economics, business management and strategy, education, engineering, health and social care, human resources, learning and organisation studies, library studies, marketing, operations, logistics and quality, property management and built environment, public policy and environmental management, sociology, tourism and hospitality, transport.
  • Empire Online (Adam Matthew Digital Archive)
    Manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of 'Empire' and its theories, practices and consequences. The materials span across the last five centuries and are accompanied by a host of secondary learning resources including scholarly essays, maps and an interactive chronology.
  • First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment (Adam Matthew Digital Archive)
    A wide variety of primary sources on recruitment, training, morale, public opinion, censorship and the development of different forms of propaganda during the First World War. Documents include leaflets, postcards and photographs. Case studies examine subjects such as aerial propaganda, anti-war protests and the training of recruits.
  • Microbiology Society Journals
    Six key academic journals focusing on microbes, their effects and their practical uses. Full-text. Dates vary.

    | Publish & Read Agreements for UOW affiliated authors
  • OECD iLibrary
    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development publications, covering economics, development, and statistical information. International. Full-text. 1997+
  • Project MUSE
    Journal content from a range of respected publishers in the humanities, culture, social sciences, and mathematics. International. Full-text.
  • Research Online (RO)
    Research Online (RO) is an open-access, digital archive of research papers produced by UOW academics. It also contains UOW theses from 1954 to present, academic and cultural heritage journals and magazines, and the UOW corporate archive which includes calendars and graduation booklets.
  • SAGE Journals
    SAGE journals cover a wide range of topics including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine.
  • Sydney Morning Herald Archives
    Extensive archive of The Sydney Morning Herald. Australian. Full-text. 1955 - 1995
    10 concurrent users - Terms of use
  • Wiley Online Library
    Journals published by Wiley, with coverage in science and technology, life and behavioural sciences, business and finance. International. Dates vary
  • World's Fairs: A Global History of Expositions (Adam Matthew Digital Archive)
    Rich archive collections bring together official records, monographs, publicity, artwork and artifacts for exploring the phenomenon of world's fairs; from the Crystal Palace in 1851 and the proliferation of North American exhibitions, to fairs around the world and twenty-first century expos.
In-library use databases
Access these databases from UOW campus libraries.
Business
  • ABI/INFORM Complete
    Literature in business, management, including accounting, taxation, banking, labour relations, marketing & advertising, human resources. International. Index. Dates vary.
    This database is the most comprehensive ABI/INFORM database, comprised of ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, ABI/INFORM Dateline and ABI/INFORM Archive, featuring over 3,000 full-text journals, 25,000 Dissertations, 14,000 SSRN working papers, key newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, as well as country-and industry-focused reports and data.
    Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.
  • Business Source Complete
    Business information from more than 9,000 full-text journals and ebooks. Key features include case studies, SWOT analyses, company & industry profiles, market research reports and product reviews.
    Tip: In Search Options select Limit your results - Full Text.
  • Emerald Insight
    Management, operations, library, and related fields. International. Full-text from vol 1+.
 
Education
  • ERIC (Ebsco)
    Education and related fields, including research documents, program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials. Compiled by the Education Resources Information Center.
    Tip: In Search Options select Limit your results - Full Text.
  • ProQuest Central
    Coverage in a broad range of subject areas. Includes several databases which may be searched either individually or in combinations. International. Full-text. Dates vary.
 
Health
  • American Physiological Society
    American Physiological Society journals. Full-text. Current content and archives.
  • Health Business Elite
    Health care administration and other non-clinical aspects of health care institution management. Full-text International. Dates vary.
    Tip: In Search Options select Limit your results - Full Text.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Medicine and related disciplines. Full-text. International. Dates vary.
    Tip: In Search Options select Limit your results - Full Text.
  • MEDLINE with Full Text
    Medicine and related disciplines. Includes full-text for over 1470 journals indexed in Medline.
    Tip: In Search Options select Limit your results - Full Text
  • Psychiatry Online
    American Psychiatric Association (APA) journals and reference works, including the DSM V Library. Full-text. International 1844+.
  • PubMeb
    PubMed comprises more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
    Citations may include links to full-text content from both PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
 
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Cambridge Journals Online
    Sciences, social sciences, economics and humanities. International. Full-text. Dates vary.
    Tip: Select the 'Search open access articles only' or the 'Journal Content I have access to' option.
  • China and the Modern World: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals, 1817-1949
    A collection of 17 English-language periodicals published in or about China during a period of over 130 years, from 1817 until the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
    Access is enabled for 1 concurrent user.
  • Duke University Press Journals Online
    Humanities and social sciences journals. Full-text. International. Dates mainly 2000+.
  • Empire Online (Adam Matthew Digital Archive)
    Manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of "Empire" and its theories, practices and consequences.
    The materials span across the last five centuries and are accompanied by a host of secondary learning resources including scholarly essays, maps and an interactive chronology.
  • First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment (Adam Matthew Digital Archive)
    A wide variety of primary sources on recruitment, training, morale, public opinion, censorship and the development of different forms of propaganda during the First World War.
    Documents include leaflets, postcards and photographs.
    Case studies examine subjects such as aerial propaganda, anti-war protests and the training of recruits.
  • JSTOR
    Archive collection of journals covering a broad range of subject areas, with strengths in humanities, economics, and area studies. International. Full-text.
  • ProQuest Social Science Journals
    Covers core disciplines across the social sciences including sociology, social work, anthropology, politics and other areas.
  • SAGE Journals
    SAGE journals cover a wide range of topics including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine.
  • Times Digital Archive
    Digital image archive of material from the Times (London) newspaper. UK focus. Full-text. 1785-2013.
  • World's Fairs: A Global History of Expositions (Adam Matthew Digital Archive)
    Rich archive collections bring together official records, monographs, publicity, artwork and artifacts for exploring the phenomenon of world's fairs; from the Crystal Palace in 1851 and the proliferation of North American exhibitions, to fairs around the world and twenty-first century expos.
 
Journals
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Multidisciplinary
  • Academic Search Complete
    Multidisciplinary, including area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, geography, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, women's studies, zoology. Full-text. International. Some content from 1887-
    Tip: In Search Options select Limit your results - Full Text.
  • Asia-Studies Full-text Online
    Study of modern Asia-Pacific, including finance, trade, environment, human resources development, government, tourism, education and women's studies. Full-text. International. Dates vary.
  • Informit Databases - APAFT
    Collection of databases with literature on most topics, including Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Health, Indigenous, and Technology. Australasian. Limited full-text.
    Tip: Click on 'Change Databases' to find Informit databases related to a subject area.
  • Project MUSE
    Journal content from a range of respected publishers in the humanities, culture, social sciences, and mathematics. International. UOW subscribes to a selection of titles in this database.
    Tip: Full-text access is marked with a green tick. Tick the "Only content I have full access to" box to search UOW subscribed content only.
  • ProQuest Central
    Coverage in a broad range of subject areas. Includes several databases which may be searched either individually or in combinations. International. Full-text. Dates vary.
  • Sustainable Organization Library
    The world's leading collection on sustainability and social responsibility, including book chapters, case studies and journal articles. It supports research, teaching, practice and policy-making.
 
News
  • Australia & New Zealand Newsstream
    Newspapers and newswires from Australia and New Zealand. Full-text. Australian. Dates vary.
  • Factiva
    Newspaper and television news sources, business and company information. International. Full-text.
    Once connected, click Search on the top nav bar.
    Tip: To email your full-text results - In the tools menu, click on the RTF icon or the Download Article in PDF icon > Select preferred format > Open downloaded document and save then email.
  • ProQuest Newsstream
    Newspapers and newswires from overseas,excluding graphics, advertisements, & classifieds. International. Full-text. Dates vary.
    (For Australia and New Zealand - see ANZ Newsstand).
 
Science & Technology
  • ACM Digital Library
    Information technology, computing and related fields, including magazine articles, and conference proceedings from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). International. 1954+.
  • CSIRO
    Internationally recognised publications covering a wide range of scientific disciplines including agriculture, the plant and animal sciences, and environmental management. Full-text.
  • ICE Virtual Library
    Content from ICE Publishing, the publishing division of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
    Subjects covered include building design, earthquake engineering, innovation and research, water and waste water.
    Tip:Use the 'Key' to identify full-text access. UOW has full-text access to subscribed, open access, free and trial content.
  • IEEE Xplore
    Electrical and electronic engineering. Quality technical literature including IEEE transactions, journals, magazines, standards, and conference proceedings. International. Full-text. 1988.+
  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    New developments in computer science and information technology research and teaching. International. Full-text. 1997+.
  • MathSciNet
    Contains reviews and bibliographic data from Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications, includes links to original articles and other original documents on web sites. Index only. No full-text.
  • Nature Journals Online
    Science research. International. Full-text. Dates vary
    Full-text is available for UOW subscribed journals and open access titles.
  • ScienceDirect
    Journals and ebooks published by Elsevier and other STM publishers, covering multidisciplinary topics from the life and social sciences, technology and business, as well as science. International. Full-text. Dates vary.
    Tip: In advanced search, use the drop down menu to select subscribed sources if desired, also limit using the subject drop down menu.
  • Scopus
    The largest citation and abstract database of peer-reviewed literature and scientific web sources (covers scientific, technical, medical, social sciences literature as well as arts and humanities). No full-text.
  • Wiley Online Library
    Journals published by Wiley, with coverage in science and technology, life and behavioural sciences, business and finance. International. Dates vary.
In-library use ebook collections
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
    A collection of ebooks in the humanities. International. Full-text. Dates vary.
  • Ebook Central
    Ebooks from key academic publishers. Content covers all subject areas and focuses on recent titles.
  • EBSCO ebook collection
    A full-text ebooks collection on the EBSCOhost platform.
  • Taylor & Francis ebooks
    A collection of academic, science, technology and medical ebook content on the Taylor & Francis platform.

    Ebooks owned by UOW can be accessed by browsing titles by subject OR searching by keyword, then filter the results by "Show content I have access to".
Free and open access resources
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book - Open Access Collection
    60 fully open access ebooks from the ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection. International. Full-text. Dates vary.
  • ANU Press
    ANU Press is a globally recognised leader in open access academic publishing, produce fully peer-reviewed monographs and journals across a wide range of subject areas, with a special focus on Australian and international policy, Indigenous studies and the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Art-related Press Clippings Collection
    Art Gallery of New South Wales press clippings. Australian. Full-text. 1905 - 1953 incomplete
  • arXiv.org
    Open access to 1,318,865 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, and Economics.
  • Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)
    Legislation and case law. Australian (Commonwealth) and state jurisdictions, New Zealand and South Pacific.
  • Australian Accounting Standards Board
    Australian accounting standards and related pronouncements
  • Australian Building Codes Board
    Free access to the National Construction Code (NCC) which is comprised of the Building Code of Australia (BCA), Volume One and Two; and the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA), Volume Three.
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) | Mobile access
    Australian Bureau of Statistics provides statistical information including reports and census data.
    Register at the TableBuilder website, entering University of Wollongong in the ‘Organisation’ field.
  • Australian Government gazettes
    Information about, and access to, the current series of Australian Government Gazettes
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Publications
    Authoritative information and statistics to promote better health and wellbeing
  • BCampus OpenEd
    Searching quality open textbooks in a range of subjects on BCampus OpenEd platform. The B.C. Open Textbook Collection and Project is funded by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, aim to provide flexible and affordable access to higher education resources by making available openly-licensed textbooks.
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)
    The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is an open access digital library for biodiversity literature and archives. Includes content from the Australian Museum and the Australian Institute of Marine Science. Full-text, 120,000+ titles.
    Click "View Volume" for full text
  • BioMed Central
    Over 200 biology, medicine and chemistry open access journals. International. Dates vary.
  • Campbell Collaboration
    Includes a library of completed systematic reviews on topics such as crime and justice, education, international development, and social welfare.
  • Chemistry Open Access Journals - SpringerOpen
    Open access journals covering all areas of chemistry. Titles include Chemistry Central Journal and Journal of Cheminformatics.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    Open access scholarly journals in most subject areas. Full-text. Dates vary
  • DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books
    An ebook discovery service provided by OAPEN. Find an ebook and link through to full-text on the publisher site. All books in DOAB have a full Open Access License which makes them 'free to share'.
  • Free Medical Journals
    The Free Medical Journals Site was created to promote the free availability of full-text medical journals on the Internet.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library
    Provides access to digitised public domain and in copyright content, including books, journals and special subject collections from U.S based partner institutions - 60 research institutions, including MIT, Havard and Yale. A first-of-its-kind shared digital repository. Hathi (pronounced 'hah-tee') is Hindi for elephant, highly regarded for its memory, wisdom, and strength - a name chosen to convey key benefits of this resource. Partial full-text. Dates vary
  • History Archive Portal
    Provides students, teachers and researchers with guided access to digitised primary sources - including historical documents, photographs, newspaper articles, artworks and material culture - from many places and historical periods.
  • Illawarra Index
    A subject index to local Illawarra newspapers articles and Illawarra Historical Society Bulletin. Australian. Index. 1950+

    This is a subset of the Wollongong City Library Collection. To search the collection: click on catalogue and select 'Illawarra Index' in the drop-down next to the search box.
  • Independent Voices
    Independent Voices is an open access digital collection. It comprises selections from alternative press during the latter half of the 20th century, includes newspapers, magazines and journals that drew from the special collections of academic institutions and libraries.
  • IntechOpen Books
    IntechOpen is the world's leading publisher of Open Access books built by scientists, for scientists. Read, share and download more than 4,100 peer-reviewed Open Access books in Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Health Sciences and Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • International Monetary Fund Data (IMF)
    Free Data Portal - includes International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payment Statistics, Government Finance Statistics and Direction of Trade Statistics.
  • JSTOR Open Content Popular
    JSTOR Open Content provides open access to thousands of academic ebooks and journal articles.
    Searching JSTOR tutorial
  • La Trobe eBureau
    Access to engaging, high quality and open access etextbooks that are written by La Trobe University academics, and published by the La Trobe eBureau.
  • Liebert Open Access Journals
    Fully Open access journals that published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.,covering all areas of science. Full text
  • NSW Legislation
    Acts, regulations, planning instruments and other statutory instruments, as constantly consolidated. With explanatory notes and guides. NSW. Full-text. Current
  • OAPEN - Open Access Publishing in European Networks
    A collection of searchable Open Access ebooks. The OAPEN Library contains books that are 'free to read' and books that are 'free to share'. Includes titles from the Knowledge Unlatched collection.
  • OER Repositories & Platforms List
    An open list that manage by the Open Book Publishers, which contains platforms and repositories that host Open Access content or help you to discover Open Access content.
  • Open Book Publishers
    Open Book Publishers is a not-for-profit and independent Open Access publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Monographs and textbooks that published in all areas are available to read online and download for free. It offers the academic excellence of a traditional press, with the speed, convenience and accessibility of digital publishing.

    UOW Library supports the Open Access monograph publishing programme as a member of the Open Book Publishers' Library Membership Programme.
  • Open Dissertations
    A collaboration between EBSCO and BiblioLabs, Open Dissertations connects you to open-access Doctoral EDTs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) accepted by American Universities, 1955+, selected full-text
  • Open Music Library
    Curated by a community of music scholars, students, teachers and librarians, the Open Music Library integrate valuable primary and secondary sources from the world’s digital collections, eg. peer-reviewed journal articles, books, music scores, audio, and video recordings. Index & Selective full text

    |About OML |Terms & Conditions
  • Open Research Library (ORL)
    Open Research Library (ORL) is a newly launched easy-to-use platform for Open Access content worldwide. ORL provides seamless and free access to a comprehensive collection of thousands of scholarly monographs, anthologies, journals, videos, posters and other formats.
  • Open SUNY Textbooks
    Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants and SUNY Geneseo. This pilot initiative published high-quality and peer-reviewed course resources in a range of subject areas.
  • Open Textbook Library Popular
    Open Textbook Library provides hundreds of textbooks that have been funded, peer reviewed, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed.
    All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organisation.
  • PhilArchive
    The largest open access e-print archive in philosophy, PhilArchive is built on and integrated with the PhilPapers database.
  • PubMed
    PubMed comprises more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
    Citations may include links to full-text content from both PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
    PubMeb Mobile site | Lowitja Institute search tool - easy access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health literature on the PubMed Database.
  • PubMed Central (PMC)
    U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free full-text digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature and author manuscripts of articles published by NIH-funded researchers in various non-PMC journals.
    Key titles are available to the first issue. Some titles do not include their latest issues on PMC. Dates vary.
  • South Asia Open Archives (SAOA)
    The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA), a subset of the South Asia Materials Project (SAMP), creates and maintains a collection of open access digital materials for the study of South Asia. Explore the 4 curated collections: Caste & Social structure, Literature, Social & Economic History and Women & Gender.
  • SpringerOpen
    Peer-reviewed, open access journals and ebooks, covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences.
  • World Development Indicators (WDI)
    Development data. Includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators. International. Full-text 1960+
  • World Health Organization (WHO) publications and journals
    Free publications and journals of the World Health Organization
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