Datasets and databases

Browse datasets covering a range of disciplines.

If you would like to request access to a dataset or database that is not listed here or on the Library website, please complete this form.

Databases managed by the Library

The Library has a number of subscription databases available - View the list of databases.

  • Click here for help with searching or using bibliographic tools
  • Click here if you require help regarding specialised databases in your discipline

AURIN (Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network) Portal

The AURIN Workbench and its flagship application, the AURIN Portal, delivers access to diverse data from multiple sources, and facilitates data integration and data interrogation using open source eResearch tools.

Use the AURIN Data Guide to browse metadata for all the datasets available in the AURIN Portal.

HuNI (Humanities Networked Infrastructure) Database

HuNI combines data from many Australian cultural websites into the biggest humanities and creative arts database ever assembled in Australia. HuNI data covers all disciplines and brings together information about the people, works, events, organisations and places that make up the country's rich cultural landscape.

What you can do with the HuNI data:

  • search and browse
  • build your own private or public virtual collections
  • view collections built by other HuNI users
  • make new links between records and follow existing trails
  • export, publish and share your findings.

ANDS (Australian National Data Service) Datasets

To find, access and re-use data for research from over one hundred Australian research organisations, government agencies, and cultural institutions, visit Research Data Australia and browse datasets by subject:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business, Economics and Law
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Engineering, Built Environment, Computing and Technology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences and Ecology
  • Earth Sciences
  • Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences

Browse ANDS Themed Collections for datasets on the following research areas:

Atlas of Living Australia

The Atlas of Living Australia is a collaborative, national project that aggregates biodiversity data from multiple sources and makes it freely available and usable online. Click here to access the website.

Alveo: Above and Beyond Speech, Language and Music

Alveo is a Virtual Lab for Human Communication Science that connects researchers, their desks, computers, labs, and universities and accelerates HCS research to produce emergent knowledge that comes from novel application of previously unshared tools to analyse previously difficult to access data sets. The Alveo infrastructure overcomes resource limitations of individual desktops; allows easy access to shared tools and data; and provides the guided use of workflow tools and options to allow researchers to cross disciplinary boundaries. Click here to access the website.

The Analysis & Policy Observatory

The Analysis & Policy Observatory is an award-winning research collection and information service curating key resources to support evidence-informed policy and practice. APO hosts and provides free access to a wide range of grey literature, data, journal articles and books, audio and video and online resources and the tools to publish, search, manage and track content, people and organisations. Click here to access the website.