Cunningham Library


 Gateway to Australian Educational Research


Welcome to Cunningham Library at ACER

Cunningham Library is a unique, comprehensive collection of Australian educational research material dating from the early 1900s to the present day. The vast resources of Cunningham Library offer the researcher a complete and up to date collection of educational research documents in Australia, including:

  • books with more than 50 000 titles, both Australian and overseas publications
  • journals with more than 400 titles, both Australian and overseas publications
  • e-journals
  • government reports and conference proceedings
  • bibliographic database of educational theses
  • audio, video and CD-ROM material
  • educational and psychological tests
  • databases, directories and research discovery tools
  • web documents and e-books

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Public Resources

 cunningham Cunningham Library catalogue

  Cunningham Library catalogue holds a unique, comprehensive collection of Australian educational research material.

 ACEReSearch  ACEReSearch Repository

  ACEReSearch is the online research repository of ACER, containing ACER's research including reports, working papers, conference papers, and more.

 aed Australasian Education Directory

  This free directory identifies and groups, by category, educational organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand.

ATED  Australian Thesaurus of Education Descriptors

  ATED is the definitive reference on Australian terminology in the area of education.

edresearch  EdResearch Online

  EdResearch Online contains details of over 48,000 articles from Australian education journals available for online purchase or free download from publishers. Articles cover all aspects of education and are sourced from over 500 journals.

BOLDE  Blended, Online Learning and Distance Education

  Contains details of books, articles, conference papers, theses and research reports on various aspects of distance and online education, blended learning and educational technology from publishers in Australia and overseas.

idp  IDP Database of Research on International Education

  The IDP Database lists books, articles, conference papers, theses and research reports on various aspects of international education, transnational education, study abroad and international students from publishers in Australia and overseas.

learning  Learning Ground - Indigenous Education Research Database

  This database contains details of more than 6,000 articles, reports, books and conference papers covering indigenous education in both Australia and abroad.

Subscription databases - ask your Librarian about access to AEI, A+ and AERT

aei  Australian Education Index - AEI

  The AEI is a subscription database consisting of more than 180,000 entries relating to educational research, policy and practice published in Australia, and about Australian education published overseas. Coverage includes books, articles, conference papers, theses and reports, predominantly since 1978 but with entries from as early as the 1920s. Included are links to over 35,000 fulltext web based publications.

informit  A+ Education via Informit

  A+ Education is an indexing and full text database that provides access to the scanned images of journal articles from published material on all aspects of education. A+ Education is based on ACER's Australian Education Index (AEI). There are over 245 comprehensively or selectively indexed journals for which the full text articles are available. In total, there are links to over 28,000 full text documents such as reports, conference papers and journals from the database. For subscription information see the Informit website

  AERTAustralian Education Research Theses Database

 

AERT is a subscription database consisting of doctoral and masters research theses accepted by Australian universities in the field of education. Over 15,000 theses are listed dating back to 1919. Over 2,100 theses are available via web links. Also included are some education theses from overseas universities on Australian education topics.

Publishers donating resources for inclusion in AEI, DRIE, BOLDE, Learning Ground should visit this page for more information.