Alumni library services

Alumni library services

Macquarie alumni are eligible for free library membership. Apply now.

Alumni Library Members can borrow an unlimited number of items for 16 weeks and have access to alumni online resources.

Please note: Alumni databases must be accessed directly through the links on this page (and not via MultiSeach).

Alumni database access

Macquarie University is excited to provide alumni of the University with access to a range of electronic resources. After applying for membership you will get a log in and password to access these resources from anywhere in the world.

Access is determined by the terms of publisher licenses. These databases may be used off-campus by Macquarie alumni for personal, non-commercial use. Use of these resources for commercial gain is not permitted.

Alumni databases A-Z

Adam Matthews digital products:

Adam Matthews publishes unique primary source collections from archives around the world.

American Physical Society

This searchable database provides access to articles in the journals produced by the American Physical Society.

Annual reviews online

Coverage mainly in the biological and physical sciences, with the social and behavioural sciences also represented.


AustLit indexes and describes Australian literature published in a range of print and electronic information sources. It also makes available selected critical articles and creative writing in full text.

Australia & New Zealand Newsstream

A selection of full text newspapers (including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, and the Australian) and newswires from Australia and New Zealand covering regional and international topics.

Chicago Manual of Style

A searchable reference guide on editorial style and publishing practices. Full contents of 15th and 16th editions available.

CSIRO journals

Subscribed Science journals published by CSIRO Publishing. The subject areas are mainly the biological and physical sciences.

EBSCO academic search alumni edition

Comprehensive database provides full text as well as indexing and abstracts for thousands of peer-reviewed journals and general periodicals. Disciplines include engineering, biology, chemistry, law, music, physics, psychology, religion and theology.

EBSCO business source alumni edition

Provides full-text content from a variety of sources, including business magazines, top management journals, trade publications, country economic reports, industry reports, market research reports and company profiles

Emerald – journals and eBooks

Comprehensive coverage of management and complementary specialist subjects including engineering, education, health & social care and library studies, as well as academic texts, reference books and encyclopaedias.

Gale Cengage

Gale Cengage's research resources include unique online databases, library primary sources, newspaper digital archives and ebooks.

Genes and development

Genes and Development publishes high-quality research papers of broad general interest and biological significance in the areas of molecular biology, molecular genetics, and related fields. 


Peer reviewed scientific video journal, providing access to thousands of visualised experiments and laboratory techniques in a variety of scientific fields.

Macquarie Dictionary and Thesaurus

The Macquarie Dictionary Online gives you access to the Macquarie Dictionary Sixth Edition (published in October 2013), annual updates of new words, along with its companion reference the Macquarie Thesaurus.

MIT press journals

Full text is only available for subscribed titles.

OECD iLibrary

This site comprises country reports & tables, outlooks & annuals, journals & newsletters, book series, legal & reference materials, and statistical databases issued by OECD.

Project muse

Full text access only available to subscribed books and journals. The collection focuses on the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics subject areas, from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.

SAGE journals online

Full text access only to subscribed journals published by Sage, including IMechE journals. A multi-disciplinary database covering social sciences and humanities, health sciences, life and biomedical sciences, materials science and engineering.

SAGE reference

Covers social sciences, psychology and education. It includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, and professional development titles.

SAGE research methods online

A comprehensive database of research methods (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) across the social and behavioural sciences. It includes SAGE book and reference material on research methods as well as content from hundreds of books, including the complete Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences "Little Green Books" series from SAGE.

Open access resources

ABS statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Preprints for agriculture and allied sciences.

AMS Open Math Notes

A repository of freely downloadable mathematical works, including course notes, textbooks, and research expositions in progress.


Preprints for physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, and statistics.


Full text searching of publicly available Australian primary legal materials such as Commonwealth and state consolidated acts and regulations, treaties, and decisions of federal and state courts and tribunals and secondary legal materials such as law reform and royal commission reports etc.

BioMed Central

Several hundred open access, peer-reviewed journals in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

BioRxiv (beta)

Preprints for the life sciences

The Cochrane Library

A selection of databases which look at the effectiveness of different health care treatments and interventions.


Commons Open Repository Exchange: a repository for sharing, discovering, retrieving, and archiving digital work in the humanities.

Digital commons network

A growing collection of open access, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Covering free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, this resource allows searching at the publication and article level. Aims to cover all subjects and languages.

Directory of Open Access Books

A discovery service for peer reviewed books published by academic publishers under an Open Access license.


Database of Places, Language, Culture and Environment. A searchable database which contains cultural, linguistic, environmental and geographic information for over a thousand human 'societies'.


Working paper, preprints, and postprints (where allowable) for engineering.


EThOS makes UK theses (electronic and paper based) available by harvesting e-theses from institutional repositories and digitising paper theses on-demand from researchers.


An online digital library of education research and information.


A freely accessible searchable research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment.

Google Scholar

Google search specifically for scholarly literature.


A current awareness service that collects recent decisions of selected Australian Courts and Tribunals into an enhanced database that allows users to quickly and efficiently search for cases by citation, party name, legislation section, subject, jurisdiction.

JSTOR Open Access

Includes open access books from a range of scholarly publishers, including ANU Press, University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, and Cornell University Press.

Knowledge Unlatched

Knowledge Unlatched aims to make a collection of books, covering a wide range of humanities and social science topics, available on open access licenses through funding from libraries. The collection includes titles from a range of scholarly publishers. The open access ebooks are fully downloadable PDF versions made available via a number of platforms.

Macquarie University ResearchOnline

Macquarie University’s open access institutional digital repository for the intellectual and research output of Macquarie staff, students and affiliates.

Monash University Publishing's open access titles

Free eBooks provided by Monash University Publishing.


A searchable catalogue of digital resources. Access to digital resources is provided by harvesting their descriptive metadata using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).


Freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences.

Open Access Directory

The OAD is a wiki where the open access community creates and supports simple factual lists about open access to science and scholarship.


A quality-assured directory of academic open access repositories from around the world.

Open education resources commons

A dynamic digital library and network for open education and curriculum resources.

Open Science Framework

A free, open source web application that connects and supports the research workflow, enabling scientists to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their research.


A multi-disciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers. Covers research fields from sciences, technology, medicine, to social sciences, humanities and arts.


Public Library of Science – non-profit publisher of science and medicine research.


Working papers, unpublished work, and preprints for the psychological sciences.


A free service of the National Library of Medicine (U.S.). PubMed is a searchable database comprising citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.


Searchable database of scientific journals, mainly originating in Latin America and the Caribbean countries.


An openly available data set about research activities across their life cycle.


Working papers, preprints, published papers, data, and code for the social sciences.

Membership with your State and National Library can also connect you to online resources:

State Library of NSW

National Library of Australia (Trove)

More Alumni Benefits

Contact the Alumni office

Phone: +61 2 9850 7310

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