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ACYS databases for your research:

Youth Monitor database
(Summaries of press reports)
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(Abstracts of scholarly journal articles)
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These two useful databases, Youth Monitor and Abstracts, contain summaries of published information based on content in the print journal, Youth Studies Australia

  • is in summary format;
  • gives you citations to original sources to enable you to obtain the full text item at your own library;
  • ranges from 1990 to the past year

(The current year's columns are databased at the end of each year.)

Also see:Directory of Youth Researchers: The Australian Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne manages this database in cooperation with the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies at the University of Tasmania. (To the database)

Library databases: At your nearest academic library, use the following databases to track down abstracts of articles in journals:

  • APAIS - a general index to Australian journal articles, maintained by the National Library of Australia;
  • Family - the Australian Family and Society Abstracts database, maintained by the Australian Institute for Family Studies;
  • AGIS - the Attorney-General's Information Service database covers all aspects of law;
  • AEI - the Australian Education Index, maintained by the Australian Council for Educational Research;
  • ERIC database -- for global educational information;
  • Sociological Abstracts -- a very large sociology database;
  • PsycINFO - - a very large psychology database;
  • Ask your reference librarian for help with finding more relevant databases.

For more information on future development of the Internet Directory of Organisations Working with Young Australians, contact the Australian Government Department of Family and Community Services, Youth Portal Editor ([email protected]) as this Directory is at present unavailable. The following links may assist you in locating the information you are looking for:

  • The Australian Government Youth Portal : This site provides information on all Commonwealth youth-related programs and services.
  • The Youth Pathways Action Plan Taskforce Database: This database contains information on youth-related programs and services and forms of assistance available to support young people's transitions collected in the formation of the Youth Pathways Action Plan Taskforce Report.

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