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Westcourt iCentre: Databases and Datasets

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A Library database is an organised collection of records or items that you can search and browse using a computer or device. Some databases are subject-specific, while others cover a range of subjects.

Databases are mainly used for journals and articles, but can contain items of all different types or sources.

You can access a variety of subscription databases from our library:

Gale Science 
Gale : High School 
Gale : World History

Gale : Power Search

Select more than one database, or you can search our full suite of Gale databases at once!

Britannia Encyclopedia


Google Scholar Search Tips

State Library of Queensland

We recommend you sign up for free membership to use the online resources of the SLQ

The State Library of Queensland provides 24/7 access to over 100,000 non-fiction eBooks.
Access is via One Search for books, e-resources, journals, databases, newspapers, manuscripts, videos, images, sound recordings and more


JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million journal articlesbooksimages, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.


This is an excellent resource for Humanities - locating Primary and Secondary Sources.

You can search over 436 million Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more. It is a FREE resource!



A dataset is a collection of raw statistics and information generated by a research study. 

The Australian Bureau of Statistics provide trusted official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters of importance to Australia.

Climate Data Online

Climate Data Online provides access to a range of statistics, recent weather observations and climate data including weather observations dating back from the mid-1800s.

World Health Organization Health Data

WHO's Global Health Observatory (GHO) - access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation and themes ranging from health systems to disease-specific themes.

Scientific Data

Scientific data repositories included on this page have been evaluated to ensure that they meet our requirements for data access, preservation and stability. 


CSIRO Data Access Portal


The CSIRO Data Access Portal provides access to research data, software and other digital assets published by CSIRO across a range of disciplines.

Australian Government Data Sets

This is the central source of Australian open government data. Anyone can access the data published by federal, state and local government agencies The site has over 30,000 publicly available datasets.