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How do I find indexes to popular Australian 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.

Until 2000, the APAIS indexes were produced in print format. From 1978 the service has been online, and now 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 only.

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 in mind and wish to know whether it is regularly indexed and by whom, you could search either Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory or Ulrichsweb, available onsite only.

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Last update: 2011-04-13 13:18
Author: General Reference Enquiry