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What services does ACYS offer?

ACYS activities include publishing:
Youth Studies Australia (interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, issued quarterly);
Books on contemporary youth issues; and
Youth Field Xpress (email newsletter issued monthly, free of charge)

ACYS also provides this web site of resources and information on youth issues. This includes ACYS online help desk.

Where can I find detailed information on a particular subject?

See the topical resources section of this web site. Also try the subject index to journal articles featured in 'Youth Studies Australia'

You may also send a question to the ACYS online help desk.

How quickly will ACYS answer a question?

We will try to respond to your request within 24 hours. (We may take 24 to 36 hours to respond to your inquiry, depending on the availablity of staff to answer your question.) MORE.

Does ACYS help with school assignments?

Before contacting ACYS for advice with assignments, please use the topical resources section of this web site which is designed to help students find specific information on youth issues. Also try the subject index to journal articles featured in 'Youth Studies Australia' and then consult your school library for further assistance.

Sometimes students send ACYS a list of questions to be answered as part of a student assignment. ACYS regrets that due to the large volume of such requests, ACYS cannot provide detailed help with school assignments.

How do I contact ACYS?

See our contact details or
use the ACYS online help desk

Does ACYS charge for help?

We respond to information requests free of charge but some requests may involve a fee, e.g. for documents supplied or for postage costs.

Will ACYS lend books?

No, we are not a lending library.

Does ACYS undertake research?

While we can help to put researchers in touch with each other, we do not undertake research.

How do I join ACYS? Is there a membership form?

There is no 'membership' of ACYS. You can become a subscriber to the peer-reviewed print journal, Youth Studies Australia, for an annual fee.

You can also subscribe to the online newsletter Youth Field Xpress, issued free of charge.

Does ACYS supply photocopies of journal articles or newspaper articles?

ACYS is not resourced to be a document delivery service. However ACYS will supply copies of journal articles from Youth Studies Australia and in special cases, from other journals cited within our database if the resource cannot be obtained elsewhere.

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