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Archival Database

The UniSA Research Archive (opens in new window) contains a growing range of digitised original documents, speeches, photographs and audio from the Hawke era.

Catalogue searching

The Library Catalogue (opens in new window) helps you find everything available from the Library. It shows the books, journals, DVDs and course reserve material in both print and electronic form. You can search the catalogue by keyword, and title, author or subject. You can limit your results to campus location, format and topic. The catalogue will link you to other library catalogues (such as Flinders and Adelaide Universities), allow you to place hold requests and access your borrower record to renew items.

While the library catalogue lists the titles of the journals held by the library, it does not include each of the articles contained within individual issues. To find journal articles on your topic you will need to search the Databases.

If you have a reference to a specific article in a known journal you can use the Citation Findit (opens in new window) to see if the Library has it. It will most likely be available in fulltext.

Databases and journal articles

If you are a student or staff member of the University of South Australia there are some key databases you can search to locate material (journal articles, conference papers, newspaper articles) relevant to Bob Hawke and Australian and international politics. These include:

Database Notes Help
APAFT Australian Public Affairs Full Text Based on Australian Public Affairs Information Service (APAIS), this database provides selected full text access to Australian literature in business, health, social sciences and humanities Help and tips available from the Australian public Affairs Full Text search screen
NewsBank Newspapers Full text of most Australian newspapers as well as many international ones Help and support are available
Worldwide political science abstracts Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. Available via Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) Help and tips are available from the CSA Help & Support pages
Political science a SAGE full-text collection Provides full-text access to journal
articles covering such subjects as General political science, American
government & politics, political sociology, comparative politics, policy
studies, political communication, peace/conflict studies, presidential
studies, political theory/philosophy, international relations.
Help and tips are available from the SAGE Help & Support pages
Urban studies & planning a SAGE full-text collection Covers subjects such as political science, policy analysis, public administration, urban policy, urban politics. Help and tips are available from the SAGE Help & Support pages

Useful external links

Australian Prime Ministers

Australian politics

Australian political parties

Union movement


International organisations


Manager, Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library
Ms Diana Hodge
Ph +61 8 8302 4630

Archivist, Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library
Ms Pixie Stardust
Ph +61 8 8302 0279, Fax +61 8 8302 0420