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Cunningham Library

Welcome to Cunningham Library at ACER – Gateway to Australian Educational Research

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

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Public Resources

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

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

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

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

EdResearch Online
EdResearch Online contains details of over 32,000 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 300 journals.

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 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 Ground - Indigenous Education Research Database
This database contains details of more than 6000 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

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.

A+ Education via Informit
A+Education 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. 26,000 scanned journal articles are included in A+, along with links to over 35,000 web based publications.

Australian 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 16,000 theses are listed dating back to 1919. Over 3,000 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, IERD should visit this page for more information.

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19 Prospect Hill Rd Camberwell VIC 3124

T: +61 3 9277 5553
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E: library@acer.edu.au