What are the availability options for online items?

What are the availability options for online items?

Online materials are divided into three sub-categories. These categories are a guide only and may not always be accurate.

Freely available

These items can be viewed online or downloaded by anyone. Copyright restrictions may still apply.

Access conditions

These items can be viewed online or downloaded by some people. Copyright restrictions may still apply.

  • A one off payment is required
  • The item is restricted to people who belong to a particular university or library
  • The item is restricted to the National Library of Australia's reading rooms
  • The item is restricted to people who belong to a library which purchases a subscription to a product including the item. Many public libraries purchase these subscriptions. If you are onsite in a library, try clicking on the “online” link for the item. You may be automatically authenticated and be able to access the item immediately.

Items may sometimes be placed into the wrong category, so it is worth following a link just in case it is freely accessible. Also, products which generally require a subscription may “preview” a few items, for example giving free access to one article per issue.

Unknown (Possibly available online)

We have been unable to automatically detect whether the item itself is available online. The link for this item might lead to the full resource, or to a related item instead, such as a table of contents or a review.