The library provides access to a range of high quality, reliable online resources. These include:
Visit the A-Z Databases list to filter by your subject.
- 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.
- 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 (EBSCOhost)
- 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.
- MEDLINE (EBSCOhost)
- 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.
- Sign up for a Techstreet account here. You need a Techstreet account to access Standards.
- Login at http://subscriptions.techstreet.com, using your Techstreet account details.
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 (NCVER)
- "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