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Autism resources

This guide will help you to find and use all the available useful sources to help you get just what you need fast!

Begin with Library Catalogue

When you get your first assignment, look for information on your topic in Library Catalogue – the Library’s search engine. Remember to log in first, so you can search all collections, place holds, add titles to an eShelf and renew your loans.

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Depending on your assignment you may also need to use one of our specialised databases. Databases are extremely useful tools for researching specific information, recent information and scholarly articles.

Key Databases

A+ Education
In partnership with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Australia this database encompasses all aspects of learning from early childhood through to tertiary, adult learning, assessment, distance learning, international education, indigenous education and literacy.

Academic Search Ultimate
Scholarly resource providing superior full-Text, academic journals covering the major areas of academic research, with more than 13,780 indexed and abstracted journals, and full text for over 4,770 journals

Education Source Education Source contains education articles on a variety of topics such as education theory, curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding, and social issues. In addition to articles, Education Source includes full text books, conference papers and other documents

ERIC Education Database
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Informit Australian Collections
Informit is a major Australian database providers covering A+ Education, Australian Public Affairs-FT, Business, Families & Society, Health, Humanities & Social Sciences, Indigenous and Literature & Culture Collection

This is just a selection of the thousands of ebooks available

Full text ejournals

These journals, and more, can also be found by search the library catalogue.

Useful Websites

PETAA - Primary English Teaching Association Australia

A national, not-for-profit professional association supporting primary school educators in the teaching and learning of English.


Learning and Teaching resources

Find a range of resources to help you teach specific subjects including information on delivering English, Maths, Health and Physical Education, ICT and English as an Additional Language. (Victorian Government)

Autism Awareness

We empower parents and carers with quality information and resources. We provide targeted educational programs to families, professionals and the broader community. We support inclusion for people on the autism spectrum


Autism Science Foundation

The Autism Science Foundation’s mission is to support autism research by providing funding and other assistance to scientists and organizations conducting, facilitating, publicizing and disseminating autism research. The organization also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism.


Disability Advocacy Finder

The Disability Advocacy Finder is a tool made available by the Department of Social Services (DSS) for the purposes of listing the contact details and locations of disability advocacy agencies.


Research Autism





Education Databases

New Items

Student Actor Prepares
Author's Pen and Actor's Voice
The Expressive Actor
A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology
Systems of Rehearsal