Online databases are available 24 hours a day via the internet on your home or work computer. To access the databases just click on the links and enter your GippsTAFE student number and password. Alternatively we offer a gateway to online databases at My GippsTAFE from the library section of the portal under 24/7 online databases or from our Library Guides

Academic Search Premier

A multi-disciplinary database with access to full-text, academic journals, magazines, reports, books, trade publications and other resources. Subject coverage includes biology, chemistry, engineering, geography, language and linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, religion and theology.

ANZ Ref Centre

Australia/NZ Reference Centre provides online access to full text leading Australia/NZ magazines, newspapers and newswires and reference books. It contains more than 80,000 full text biographies, 293,480 photos, maps and flags

Art & Architecture Complete

Access images, books and periodicals, many in full text, across a wide variety of subjects including antiques, art and art history, archaeology, architecture and architectural history, costume design, decorative arts, graphic arts, interior and landscape design and photography. 

Atomic Learning

*Please note, direct access to Atomic Learning from the above link is temporarily unavailable, however this database can still be accessed via the Atomic Learning website and login access. Please contact the library on 5127 0207 for login details. This is a temporary measure until direct access can be restored. Apologies for any inconvenience.

An online database of short, easy to understand video tutorials to support the use of a wide range of popular software applications.
Atomic Learning is designed to give “just in time” answers to your questions about how to use and apply software tools.
Two levels are available:
Student access - for the complete database of tutorials
Staff access - for additional educator’s tools and features

Australian Standards Online

Standards On-Line Premium provides full access to over 7,700 national Australian Standards. GippsTAFE library subscribes to a single user licence. If the message "All AS licences currently in use" is displayed someone else will be using the database you should try again shortly.

BCA Illustrated

BCA Illustrated provides access to Volumes 1 and 2 of an online version of the Building Code of Australia with over 3000 illustrations and explanations, and over 15,000 reference links and guides. GippsTAFE library subscribes to a single concurrent user licence for BCA Illustrated. If the database is already in use, you will need to wait for the current user to log off before it becomes available. 

Business Source Complete

Offers searchable cited references for more than 1,300 journals in the disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, faculty seminars (videos), and more.

Computers and Applied Sciences Complete

Covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. This database contains knowledge on traditional engineering challenges & research, and is a resource for research on the business and social implications of new technology. Full text is available for more than 1,000 periodicals. Subject areas include the many engineering disciplines, computer theory and systems, new technologies, and social and professional context.

CINAHL - Nursing & Allied Health

CINAHL Plus with Full Text is a comprehensive nursing and allied health research database offering more than 640 full text journals, 220 full text books and has coverage dating back to 1937. In CINAHL you can search for, view, print, email or save full text documents. View full list of titles.

eBook Academic Collection & eBook Community College Collection

*NEW – GippsTAFE now subscribes to two new eBook databases

eBook Academic Collection subscription package contains more than 120,000 multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, including: Art, Business & Economics, Education, Language Arts & Discipline, Literary Criticism, Medical, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Poetry, Political Science, Religion, Social Science, Technology & Engineering and other academic fields. There are titles in this package from leading university presses and many others from academic publishers including Elsevier Ltd.; Ashgate Publishing Ltd; Taylor & Francis Ltd; Sage Publications, Ltd. and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

eBook Community College Collection focuses on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges. This multidisciplinary collection contains more than 48,900 titles, including over 4,100 Workforce Development titles from notable publishers. It covers key subject areas such as the Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Science & Technology, and Literary Criticism. The complexity of the information available in this collection varies from introductory/basic content to higher-level content and all titles are available with unlimited user access.

Australian content is available. The databases may be searched simultaneously or separately.

Ebrary eBooks

Please note, GippsTAFE no longer subscribes to the full version of ebrary, however there are two eBooks still available on the ebrary platform:

Ageing with a Lifelong Disability : A Guide to Practice, Program and Policy Issues for Human Services Professionals

Materials for Engineers and Technicians (5th Edition)

For a comprehensive collection of eBooks, refer to eBook Academic Collection and eBook Community College Collection above.

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center

Provides access to education literature and resources with more than 323,000 full-text documents.  ERIC  has information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.


GreenFILE covers human impact to the environment across a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, local and national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimise these effects. GreenFILE provides abstract only access for 384,000 records, as well as full text for more than 4,700 records.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete

Covers research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This collection spans subjects including: culinary arts, demographics and statistics, development and investment, food and beverage management, hospitality law, hotel management and administrative practices, leisure and business travel, market trends and technology. Sources are international in range and scope, with material collected from countries and regions such as the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and Asia.

The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database on OvidSP

Search simultaneously a comprehensive range of resources for healthcare professionals in nursing, midwifery, medicine, and allied health, including: Evidence Based Recommended Practices, Evidence Summaries, Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews, Consumer Information Sheets, Systematic Review Protocols, and Technical Reports.

Also available through Joanna Briggs Institute COnNECT

Montie - Health & Safety Videos 

Montie is the entire collection of Safetycare’s Health & Safety videos. There are 79 titles available to view on your PC . When on-site, select the Montie icon in your NAL applications window, choose a category from the Montie menu, then a video title. No username or password required if on-site.
Off-site access to Montie is now available for students and staffInstructions here (login required).
Teachers can also obtain a Montie DVD for off-campus use.

MSDS Australia

MSDS is an Australian online database of NOHSC compliant material safety data sheets. Please contact the library staff for a Username and Password

The Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. Topics include: assessment, best practices, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, science & mathematics, and teacher education.

Vocational Studies Complete

Access full-text journals and books on subjects as wide-ranging as: alcohol & drug abuse counseling, audiology, biotechnology, computer & data processing, CAD, cosmetology, electrical technology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, law enforcement & criminal justice, paralegal studies, robotics, travel & tourism, veterinary assisting, and dozens more. Vocational Studies Complete offers information from many sources that are unique to this database.

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