Informit – Australian databases

City of Joondalup Libraries provide access to four Informit database collections: the Families and Society Collection, the Humanities and Social Sciences Collection, the Indigenous Collection and the Literature and Culture Collection.

Families and Society Collection

Informit Families and Society Collection provides up-to-date research on family wellbeing and the place of families in society. The database features evidence-based information and resources for students, members of the community and professionals in the child, family and community welfare sectors. This multi-disciplinary collection covers a wide range of subjects including ageing, child development and psychology, family dynamics and the many social problems relating to families. This Collection offers fresh perspectives and content about 21st-century families.

Humanities and Social Sciences Collection

The Informit Humanities and Social Sciences Collection is a rich source of information for students, teachers and researchers in the arts, business, communication, education, history, indigenous peoples, law, linguistics, literature, media, politics and the social sciences, and is dedicated to content from and about Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and South East Asia.

Indigenous Collection

The Informit Indigenous Collection covers both topical and historical issues within Indigenous studies. The multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary framework provides access to emergent and ground-breaking research within the global community and offers scope for critical international engagement and debate. With material from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, North America and the Pacific, this Collection is a platform for Indigenous worldviews.

Key subjects include Anthropology, Colonial and post-colonial studies, Cultural studies, History, Human geography, Law and land rights, Race studies and Visual and performing arts

Literature and Culture Collection

The Informit Literature and Culture Collection is an essential resource for academic, school and public libraries and for teachers and students of literary studies, cultural studies and creative writing courses. It provides access to a range of publications covering Australia’s literary and cultural heritage and includes a number of publications relevant to emerging and established writers and to support people to engage with central ideas and debates around Australian literary, cultural and social life.

The Informit databases are available to library members. If you are not already a Joondalup Libraries member sign up here.

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