Selecting databases

In addition to the National Bibliographic Database (ANBD), Libraries Australia provides access to Libraries Australia Authorities and a number of other Australian and international databases. Some of these databases may not be available as access is determined by individual libraries.

You can search many other databases available via Libraries Australia. The More databases button at the bottom of the search screens takes you to the list of available databases.  This list is determined by both library access and the user account access.

When you login to Libraries Australia the most highly used databases are available on the Search form itself.  When you access a page for the first time, the page will revert to the default settings (National Bibliographic Database (ANBD). Once a user starts changing the settings, the system remembers their personal preferences using Statefulness and the usual defaults are overridden. 

You can add and remove databases by clicking or un clicking the corresponding database on the screen, or by clicking ‘More database’ to add more databases.

All of the material group limits are available only on ANBD.  A reduced number of material group limits are available for OCLC WorldCat. No limits are available when searching on all the other databases.