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Collection updates: Databases



No longer available   Change in access  

Altmetric for Institutions 

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American Psychological Association databases will move from the Ovid platform to ProQuest in 2021. 

UNSW will have continued access to PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES and PsycBOOKS.

UNSW will no longer have access to PsycTESTS and PsycEXTRA. 


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Cabell's directories of publishing opportunities

UNSW will have continued access to the Business Set. 

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Australian Accounting and Auditing Standards Online

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UNSW will continue to have access to the English content. 

Australian Associated Press directories

Connect 4

UNSW will continue to have access to Annual Reports and Prospectuses modules. 

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UNSW will no longer have access to the following databases:

  • Education index retrospective
  • Legal index retrospective
  • Short story index retrospective
  • Communication abstracts
  • Family studies abstracts
  • Index to legal periodicals and books
  • Left index 
  • Peace research abstracts
  • Public administration abstracts
  • Race relations abstracts
  • Urban studies abstracts
  • Historical abstracts with full text
  • America: History and life
  • World history: Ancient and Medieval eras
  • World history: The modern era



UNSW will continue to have access to the following databases in 2021:

  • Art index retrospective
  • Criminal Justice abstracts
  • Family & society studies worldwide
  • Human resources abstracts
  • Music index
  • International security & counter-terrorism reference centre
  • Sportdiscus
  • Violence & abuse abstracts
  • Women's studies international
  • Book review digest retrospective
  • EBSCO Architectural digest magazine archive
  • Readers' guide retrospective
  • Art & architecture complete
  • Business source premier
  • Communication and mass media
  • Environment complete
  • International bibliography of theatre & dance with full text
  • Modern genocide: Understanding causes & consequences
  • World at war: Understanding conflict & society
  • Avery index to architectural periodicals
  • RILM abstracts of music literature
  • MLA International bibliography

Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting center

Some overlap with IBFD taxation news.


UNSW will have access to the 2021 content for the following journals:

  • American mineralogist
  • Economic geology and Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists
  • Geophysics
  • Journal of sedimentary research

UNSW has access to all content published between 2008-2020. 

Some GeoScienceWorld journals are now open access or available via UNSW's EBSCO Environment complete subscription. 

Britannica ImageQuest 

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CAB Abstracts (OVID)

Archive available - 1910 - 1972

China Geo Explorer II from China Data Online

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CIAO: Columbia international affairs online 

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De Gruyter's Birkhauser Building Types Online 

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Electronic International Financial Reporting Standards (eIFRS)


Emcare (OVID)

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Engineering Village includes the following databases:

  • Inspec
  • Geobase
  • GeoRef
  • Compendex
  • EI Patents

Duplication was found with Dimensions, Web of Science and Scopus.


Europa World

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Faculty Opinions (previously known as F1000 Prime) and SciWheel (previously known as F1000 Workspace)

F1000 Research is available open access. 


Gale Digital scholar lab

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Global Arbitration Review


Global Health (OVID)



No longer available   Change in access  

Hein Online's


UNSW will continue to have access to the following:

  • Australian Industry Research Reports
  • Australian Specialized Industry Reports
  • Australian Company Reports

UNSW will no longer have access to:

  • Industry Risk Reports
  • Chinese Industry Research Reports
  • NZ Industry Reports

ICC Digital Library Dispute Resolution

IEA Statistics

UNSW will have access to content published prior to 2021.

Investor State Law Guide


Reduced resources but continued access to EduTV and  the following collections: 

  • APAFT 
  • AGIS Plus
  • A+ Education
  • Families and Society
  • Health
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Indigenous
  • Literature and Culture 

Content from 2007-2012 will remain available through the TV News archive.


UNSW Library will continue to provide access to some titles in the Knovel database on other eBook platforms.

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National Construction Code

The National Construction Code is now only available in the NCC Suite.
Users will need to create an account to access this resource.

Australian Standards remain available on the SAI Global platform. 
Users are required to create an account to download standards.

For assistance with NCC or SAI Global, contact a librarian using Expert on Demand 


 Oxford Public International Law

UNSW will no longer have access to:

  • Oxford reports on international law 
  • Oxford international organisations 

Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law package  

Project Muse

UNSW will have continued access to 233 journals through the Basic Research Collection which includes the journals that have high usage and are highly cited.


Lexis Advance International 

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The Library’s current subscription covers the following jurisdictions: Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom and Europe.

ProQuest historical collections

UNSW will have access to the 2021 content for the following collections:

  • British periodicals collection
  • C19th Parliamentary Papers 
  • Historical New York Times 
  • Historical Times of India 
  • Historical Wall Street Journal 
  • Historical Washington Post 
  • Periodicals Archive Online 
  • Toronto Star
  • News, Policy & Politics magazine archive
  • Historical Vault: World War II
  • Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

UNSW will no longer have access to the following collections:

  • Historical Chicago Tribune 
  • Colonial State Papers 
  • C19th The Nineteenth Century Index
  • Historical Guardian and Observer
  • History Vault: Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy
  • C21st Parliamentary Papers 
  • C20th Parliamentary Papers 
  • C18th Parliamentary Papers 
  • Historical Irish times & Weekly Irish Times
  • Vogue US Archive
  • The Scotsman
  • New York Tribune 1842-1922


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Social Science Research Network: SSRN

Reduced access to email alerts for some networks.

McGraw-Hill Access Surgery

Most used titles from Access surgery are available in Access Medicine.



De Gruyter are no longer updating this database however UNSW will continue to have access to the current content. 

Mergent online  

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 Springer Materials 

UNSW Library will continue to have access to the Landolt-BoĢˆrnstein database from 1961-2014.

The Inorganic Solid Phases content from the Pauling Files is available in ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Center

National Geographic virtual library 

Tax Institute 

Reduced number of users to 25 concurrent users and removed video access

Naxos Music Library- Jazz 

Naxos Spoken Word Library 

Access to Naxos Music Library remains through the Library website.

Zoological Record (OVID)

Access to the archive from 1864 - 2020

Oxford Art Online

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Oxford Constitutions of the World 

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Science of Synthesis



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Trade Law Guide


Wiley's Spectra Lab 

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World Bank e-Library

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World Trade Online