Databases are where you can search for articles from journals, magazines and newspapers. Ebooks will also appear in search results



Discovery Search multiple databases at once. Find full text articles and ebooks from all of the databases below (except Google Scholar)


Ebsco Click to search business, education, environment, Australasian news, general reference, ebooks


Films On Demand View 1000's of streamed videos covering business & economics, communication, art, politics, education, English, environmental science, sociology and history, plus many more areas


Gale Search full text resources covering environmental studies, entrepreneurship, global issues, arts, business, economics, communciations & mass media, biography.



Click to search business, arts, computer, Asia, education. linguisitics, politics, science and news.

Now including the Entrepreneurship database - this is not searched Discovery.


Elsevier ScienceDirect.jpg Click to search social & behehavioural sciences, journal articles & ebooks

Google Scholar

GoogleScholar Freely accessible search engine. Use Discovery to check if we have the full text


This replaces the off-campus link that was used to access resources off-campus. When you access a database off-campus you will be asked to login with your OpenAthens username (your IPU email) and password. You will need to have activated your account, by following the emailed instructions.

Note that:

Password length must be between 8 and 20 characters and contain a mix of letters and characters that are not letters.

Passwords are case sensitive.

Forgotten password?

Go to:

When used an email is sent to you with an activation link that will let you choose a new password. This does not disable the account and access will continue to work with the old password until a new one is set. Remember to use your IPU email address.

The forgotten password page will not work for accounts that have never been activated.


Final research projects

You can view a small number of research projects online. Note that the full text is only visible on-campus. The Library still has the hard copy for you to use in the Library. 



Need help?

Check these guides on searching and using Table of Contents and Referencing in Microsoft Word

pdf Discovery search - basic (0.46MB)
pdf Identifying Keywords.pdf (0.17MB)
pdf Searching the Catalogue.pdf (0.54MB)
pdf Creating a table of contents in Microsoft Word (0.28MB)
pdf Referencing in Microsoft Word (0.52MB)



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