Finding information is quick and easy as information can be updated almost instantly.
Easy access to sources such as people, places, history images and video.
Google is a search engine, therefore it has so much information, it can be hard to identify relevant sources
Anyone can upload material online so it is difficult to detect if the information is out of date, biased or inaccurate.
Therefore, for scholarly research you need to find accurate information from a variety of sources (subscribed databases) and not relying on search engines ie. Google, Yahoo... etc.
What is a database?
Why do I need to use databases?
List alternative keywords for each concept. These additional terms could be more specific or more general alternatives.
is a suite of databases to support WAI courses which include:
Academic Search Premier
Art & Architecture Complete
Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
Business Source Premier
CINAHL Plus with Full text
Computers & Applied Sciences Complete
Education Research Complete
ERIC (The Education Resource Information Center)
Food Science Source
Hospitality and Tourism Complete
Library, Information Science & Technology
Regional Business Review
Research Starters – Business and Education
Teacher Reference Center and Vocational Studies Complete.
Tourism and Hospitality collection covers topics such as hospitality trends, tourism development and behaviour, service improvement and business performance, talent management, destination culture and destination marketing and sustainability.
The collection include:
Book Series - (2012 only)
An online database offering a wealth of powerful and comprehensive information on every industry, top 2000 companies and the business environment.
Industry market research - Over 500 comprehensive industry research reports. Each report consists of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and historical performance, major industry participants and more.
Global Industry Reports - The 75 Global Industry Reports offer the same clear and up-to-date forecasts as our country- based industry reports, but instead focus on industry performance in key regions like Europe, Asia, the Middle East and more.
Specialised Industry Reports for both Australia and the US - Reports covering emerging, niche or smaller industries, following the same format as the above industry reports.
Industry Risk Ratings - IBISWorld’s 500 Industry Risk Ratings analyse to determine how much risk an industry, at the class level, will face over the next 18 months by assessing the operating conditions; industry structure, revenue outlook and key drivers. The risk rating is a numerical score supported by a high level of analysis.
Australian Business Environment Profiles - Every industry faces a set of drivers outside its control that have a material effect on industry performance. The Business Environment Profiles provide insight into these key drivers, which include interest rates, commodity prices, interest rates, weather conditions, consumer attitudes, demographics and more.
Company Research - Company Reports analyse the 2000 largest Australian and New Zealand companies; listed & non-listed public, private, foreign owned, trusts & government businesses. Each profile contains directors, key personnel, balance sheet and P&L data, ownership structure as well as the auditors, bankers and solicitors.
Australian Company Wizard and Company Lists - Download and analyse the top companies in predefined categories, including revenue, industry sector and shareholders.
UK Brexit Impact Statements - These statements provide an overview of the potential impact of the UK’s referendum to exit the European Union.
is the premier source of core research from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region's leading publishers and associations.
Databases are grouped in collections
ABI/INFORM Global collection enables you to explore and understand business research topics. You can search nearly 3000 worldwide business periodicals for in-depth coverage of business and economic conditions, management techniques, theory, and practice of business, advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, computers, and more. Also includes fast access to information on 60,000 + companies with business and executive profiles. Now includes The Wall Street Journal.