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APIC Library provides access information resources and offers information skills training to support the learning and teaching activities of students and staff.

Physical Information Resources

APIC has established physical libraries in both Sydney and Melbourne campuses with resources including hard copies of prescribed texts, a wide range of reference books and other texts, and learning materials such as the APIC Student Guide to Harvard Referencing Style.

Electronic Information Resources

APIC Library offers access to a comprehensive range of online information resources.

ProQuest Business Premium Collection covers widely the ABI/INFORM Collection with additional specialty business subject resources. Business Premium Collection combines ProQuest’s most popular business databases to provide a comprehensive business research solution to assist students and faculties.
The collection consists of:

  • The ABI/INFORM Collection
  • J.P Morgan Research
  • The Entrepreneurship Database
  • The Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection
  • The Asian & European Business Collection
  • The Business Market Research Collection
  • The Business Video Database

ProQuest E-book Central offers over 23,000 e-book titles covering a wide range of business topics including business management, economics and finance.

Australia & New Zealand Newsstream collection is a newspapers database offering online, full-text access to leading Australian and New Zealand newspapers including The AustralianThe Advertiser, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Courier-Mail. Content is updated daily providing users same-day publication access.

All of the above information resources are available to students and staff via the Online Learning System (Canvas).

Library Facilities

Each campus library offers a comfortable and welcoming place to study, with areas for group and individual study. Each library has desktop computers with internet access and software students can use including Windows 10, MS Office Suite, Visual Basic and Zotero. The Sydney Library also has 29 loanable laptops for students to borrow.

Library Help Desk

Library staff are available to assist students with their library research. Library staff offer face-to-face and online training sessions and individual support to teach students how to use the library resources. The library staff can also assist with queries on copyright and fair use, referencing and academic integrity, and Zotero (a citation management tool). Library staff also work closely with teaching staff to provide in-class library training sessions and resources tailored to assessment tasks.

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