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Online resources for graduates: Recommended resources

Library services for alumni

If you have graduated from Charles Sturt, or have worked with the university, you can register with the Alumni Office to access selected Library resources and services. 

For more information, see Library services for alumni.

National, State and public libraries

National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia (NLA) subscribes to a number of databases, accessible online from outside the library, including business, literature, arts, social science, health, and multidisciplinary databases.

There are three levels of access to the National Library’s eResources:

  • Freely available – accessible to anyone online
  • Licensed resources – available to registered members who hold a NLA library card
  • Onsite resources – accessible in the NLA building only.

To make the most of the NLA online resources register and obtain a card.

State and Territory Libraries

State and Territory libraries provide a range of online resources. Access will vary from freely available, registered member access, and onsite only.

Check your state or territory library for full details and steps to become a member:

Public Libraries

Public libraries provide a range of onsite and online resources and services to their local communities. Check with your nearest library for details.

Many will also offer an interlibrary loan and copy service if they don’t hold the particular resources you require.

Find your nearest library:

Open access resources

Open Access (OA) refers to freely available, digital, online information. Open Access scholarly literature is free of charge and often carries less restrictive copyright and licensing barriers than traditionally published works, for both the authors and the users.

Open Access is not related to an item’s quality; the material might or might not be peer-reviewed.

While copyright and licensing may be less strict than traditional publishing, this does not mean that all OA works are in the Public Domain. Most authors retain copyright.

For more information, see Finding OA content in the Library's Open Access publishing guide.

Professional resources

Professional associations

Some professional associations provide resources for their registered members; some might also have a library. If you are a member of any professional associations or organisations, check the services and resources that are available to you.

Professional Associations can be found listed in our Library Resource Guides. Choose the discipline your are interested in, then scroll down to Websites.

Your workplace

Workplaces, such as government departments, police forces, hospitals, large companies, health-related organisations, and law firms, might have a library and subscribe to relevant online databases.  

If you are an employee, you might have access to online resources, depending on the policies of your employer.

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