The library provides access to a range of high quality, reliable online resources. These include:

Standards are provided by Techstreet. Sign up for an account using your Institute email address for access. See Standards (Techstreet Enterprise) below for more details.

Visit the A-Z Databases list to filter by your subject.

Your Databases

A+ Education (Informit)
"Devised in partnership with the Australian Council for Educational Research, A+ Education connects teaching and learning professionals with definitive content on teacher training, policy, curriculum and pedagogical developments." -- Informit website
Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
Academic Search Premier
APA-FT - Australian Public Affairs - Full Text (Informit)
"Explore diverse perspectives on Australia’s political, economic and social affairs with Informit’s Australian Public Affairs Full Text (APAFT) Collection" -- Informit website
Austlii Australasian legal databases
Federal and State acts and regulations.
Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus (EBSCOhost)
Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian statistics.
Australian Dictionary of Biography
Biographical profiles.
Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts
"Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts combines visual inspiration with practical advice on everything from idea generation and research techniques to portfolio development – making this the ultimate guide to a visual arts education." Source: database homepage.
Boosey Online Scores
20th and 21st century composers
Building Code of Australia / National Construction Code of Australia
Building and construction regulations. Free access.
Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost)
Business Source Premier
Cantus Database
Index of Latin ecclesiastical chants
Chemwatch GoldFFX
Chemical information including Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and emergency procedures
CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
Nursing & allied health journals
Clavier Companion (Journal)
From Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy. Also see print copies.
Cornell Hospitality Quarterly
Electronic journal
Directory of Open Access Journals
Freely available electronic journals on many subjects, including music
Early Music Online
Digitised copies of early printed music
Ebook Central (ProQuest) (was EBL eBooks)
Ebooks on a variety of topics. Read online or download to your device.
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
Individually selected eBooks for particular courses.
See list of databases for subject coverage. Includes Academic Search, Business Premier, and Australian/New Zealand Reference Centre, and more. See EBSCOhost Tutorial for more information.
Education Source (EBSCOhost)
"Education Source is designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers."
Electronic Musician (Journal)
"Record - Produce - Perform" Carries selections; see print copies for full issues
ERIC - Education Resource Information Center
Fairfax News Store
Australian news from Fairfax print media
The Full English
Manuscripts, notes and letters covering English folk songs, tunes, dances and customs
GreenFILE (EBSCOhost)
Health Collection (Informit)
Health Collection
Hospitality & Tourism Complete (EBSCOhost)
Hospitality & Tourism Complete
Humanities & Social Sciences Collection (Informit)
Humanities & Social Sciences Collection
IBISWorld Industry Reports
Valuable resource for in depth analysis of data trends, market share and forecasts.
Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database
Evidence based practice database for nursing and healthcare students.
Libraries Australia
Catalogue of holdings at Australian libraries.
Music Treasures Consortium
Online access to the world's most valued music manuscripts and print materials
The New Soundtrack (Journal)
"The New Soundtrack focuses on the aural elements which combine with moving images."
Newswires (EBSCOhost)
Oxford History of Western Music
by Richard Taruskin.
Pendlebury Library of Music links
Links to free online scores and manuscripts
Petrucci Music Library
Iconic resource for classical music. Highly recommended. Also known as IMSLP.
"[T]he ultimate guide to plants" -- website
Medical, life science and biomedical index.
Regional Business News (EBSCOhost)
Regional Business News
Resonate Magazine
Online music and performing arts periodical.
Rock’s Backpages
Rock music writing, musician interviews, and reviews.
ScienceDirect - Health & Life Sciences
Covers Health & Nursing professions; Agriculture & Biological Sciences; Immunology & Microbiology; Medicine & Mental Health; Environmental Sciences; Pharmacology; Pharmaceutical Science; Food Sciences; Biochemistry; Genetics & Molecular Biology; Neuroscience; and Veterinary Science & Medicine.
Standards (Techstreet Enterprise)

Our subscription contains Australian and selected international standards for trades and services.

  1. Sign up for a Techstreet account here. You need a Techstreet account to access Standards.
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Important: you will need to install the FileOpen plugin for Adobe Acrobat to open downloaded Standards. (It's pre-installed on library computers and in selected classrooms.) See the Techstreet site once you log in for more information, or check our Guide to using Standards. FileOpen is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux. (Staff: on BHI staff PCs, install FileOpen via the 'Software Center' icon on your desktop.)

Tape Op (Magazine)
Known as "the creative music recording magazine" Carries selections; see print copies for full issues
Trent Codices
Manuscripts of 15th century sacred vocal music (in Italian)

ClickView Comprehensive collection of streaming videos across many subject areas.

Films on Demand Automotive videos

Kanopy Videos Streaming videos on a number of topics

SafetyHub (Safetycare) (formerly Montie) - Health and Safety videos for all industry areas

Teachers TV from Education in Video

"...provides access to all 3,530 globally-acclaimed instructional videos produced in 2008 by the United Kingdom's Department of Education to train and develop teachers' skills through demonstrations and commentary by teachers, administrators, and other educational experts." - Alexander Street website.

See the Online Videos page for more videos.

Vocational Studies Complete (EBSCOhost)
Vocational Studies Complete
"VOCEDplus is NCVER's free international research database for tertiary education relating to workforce needs, skills development, and social inclusion." - website
Wax Poetics (Journal)
Archive of a magazine on jazz, funk, soul, Latin, hip-hop, reggae, blues and R&B. See print copies for current issues
Last modified: Monday, 8 April 2024, 12:41 PM