There are 28 databases that students and staff have access to through the Scotch Library that provide valuable resources for your education and enjoyment. These resources are available in the Databases Tab of library.SCOTCH. Ranging from Art and History through to Science and Business, this diverse collection has everything you need.


​Akula (a JSTOR database) 

Akula provides thousands of digitized documents relating to the history and culture of Africa through history. This is a fantastic resource for history, individuals & society and literature and allows you to learn more about African contexts.


Art with Full Text

This database covers a variety of topics from fine, decorative and commercial art to photography, folk art, film and architecture. Features full-text articles, indexing and abstracts from an array of publications.


Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus 

This resource is designed for Australian and New Zealand libraries and provides the largest collection of full text from leading regional and international newspapers and periodicals, full-text reference books, tens of thousands of full-text biographies, and a collection of images containing more than one million photos, maps, and flags.


Britannica Schools 

Britannica School covers the core subject areas of English, Maths, Science and History. Interactive lessons, activities, games, stories, worksheets, manipulatives, study guides and research tools.


Business Source Elite 

This database provides full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals. This rich collection also includes publications covering topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales and more.


Global Issues in Context 

Global Issues in Context spans continents and cultures to bring essential, balanced information to researchers across many academic disciplines. Integrating news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics and more in a single search, Global Issues in Context not only focuses on broad issues such as poverty and nuclear proliferation.


Global Plants (a JSTOR database) 

Global Plants is the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration.


Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health

Health & Wellness Resource Center delivers up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources. All content from Gale and its imprints is reviewed by medical experts in the form of publication-specific advisory boards.


History Reference Centre 

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.



Scholarly resources on JSTOR include Archival and Current Journals, Books, and Primary Sources.


Literary Reference Centre 

Literary Reference Center features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries and work overviews, full-text essays, literary reference books and monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines and journals, book reviews, poems, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more.


Map as History

Maps of the world based on historical events.


Press Reader International Magazines & Newspapers

This subscription contains 3000+ newspapers and magazines from 100+ countries in 60 languages.


Psychological & Behavioural Sciences

This comprehensive resource is an essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive full-text coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines.


Religion & Philosophy Collection

A collection of resources covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. 


Science Reference Centre 

This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.


Scootle (Staff Only Resource) 

Scootle is a 'one stop shop' that provides teachers with access to more than 20,000 digital curriculum resources in the National Digital Learning Resources Network.



A collection of articles and videos on various topics including Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, Physics, Maths, Human Geography.


West Australian Digital Archive 

The West Australia Archive Digital Editions provides full text searching of past issues of the West Australian. Each issue is searchable the day after publication.


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