The National Library of Australia’s reference team can't research or provide answers to school or university assignments.
Some useful databases for students include:
- Academic Search Complete for peer reviewed journals, newspapers and periodicals
- JSTOR and Austlit for academic journals
- Early English Books Online for original sources
- Factiva and Trove for newspaper reports
For Australian focussed research materials search the range of 'Informit' resources available in our eResources portal.
Trusted websites, such as government or university websites, can assist with your research. Look for '.gov.au' or 'edu.au' in the URL to ensure that a website comes from a credible source. American university websites have '.edu' at the end of the URL; universities in the UK have '.ac.uk'.
Remember that the Librarians at your school, university or public library can also help you find what you need to complete your assignment and should be the first people you talk to for any research assistance.