How do I find indexes to popular Australian magazines?

Clare Dennis holding copies of Aero magazines


The Australian Public Affairs Information Service (APAIS) has indexed a wide range of periodicals, newspapers, scholarly journals, conference papers and books in the social sciences and humanities since 1945. The Womens Weekly and The Bulletin are both selectively indexed by this service.

The APAIS indexes were produced in print format until 2000. From 1978 the service has been online and features mostly full-text articles rather than just citations - it is now called Australian Public Affairs Full Text. Full-text articles go back as far as 1995 in some cases. It is available onsite within the National Library building, or check Trove to see if it is available at a Library near you.

Early editions of the Australian Women's Weekly are now available online. Issues of the magazine, from the first publication on 10 June 1933 to when it changed to a monthly on 15 December 1982, can be freely accessed online via Trove.

Factiva is a database providing access to global news and business information, including full text coverage of Australian national newspapers such as The Australian, The Australian Financial Review and The Bulletin. It is available offsite to registered readers.

The Australian Key Journals Periodical Contents Index from the University of Sydney is freely available online.

If you have a particular journal title you could search Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory to find out if it is regularly indexed and by whom. Copies of this directory are available onsite within the National Library building; or check Trove to see if it is available at a Library near you.