Last Updated: May 14, 2013
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- A + Education (Informit, RMIT)
A+ Education is an indexing and full text database that provides online access to the scanned images of journal articles from published material on all aspects of education. A+ Education is based on 'AEI', the Australian Education Index, and contains the fulltext of 200+ journals. Subject coverage includes curriculum, educational research, information science, librarianship, management, policy administration, psychology, sociology, teaching and training. Full text: 2000- ; Index: 1978-
- Communication Abstracts (EBSCOhost, EBSCO)
Formerly produced by Sage Publications, Communication Abstracts is a comprehensive source of information about communication-related publications on a world-wide scale. Containing over 235,000 records, Communication Abstracts covers major journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource that encompasses the breadth of the communication discipline. Over 250 titles are now presented with cover-to-cover coverage.
- DELTAA (Informit, RMIT)
The DELTAA database on English Language Teaching for Adults in Australasia database: includes indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on English second language learning and teaching in Australasia. Subject coverage includes adult basic education, adult immigrant education, Adult Migrant English Program, applied linguistics, cross cultural communication, English in the workplace, literacy, second language instruction and learning. Coverage: 1985 - 2008.
- ERIC (EBSCOhost, EBSCO)
ERIC is the U.S. national bibliographic database covering the literature of education. The database consists of two files: the Resources in Education (RIE) file of document citations and the Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) file of journal article citations from over 750 professional journals. In addition, ERIC now contains over 850 ERIC Digest records that feature the full text of the original document. Coverage: 1982 - current.
- Linguistics and Language Behavioural Abstracts (LLBA) (ProQuest)
* Includes citations and abstracts of articles from approximately 2000 international journals in the field of linguistics and various sub-disciplines such as child language, language therapy, artificial intelligence and bilingualism. Coverage: 1973 - current.
- MLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost, EBSCO)
MLA International Bibliography is an index of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1963 and contains over 1.5 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers. Coverage is international and subjects include literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts.
- IELTS (Road to IELTS)
Road to IELTS is your best possible online preparation and practice resource for IELTS. With over 120 hours of interactive activities, advice videos from British Council experts, hints and tips on question types as well as downloadable practice tests, it is comprehensive, up-to-date and aimed precisely at the challenges candidates face.