Arrivals & Departures

As with all areas of the University, the library is facing a reduced budget in 2021 which has impacted the amount for collection purchases.

The library has regrettably made the decision to implement a number of cancellations to serials subscriptions. Cancellations have been informed by usage data, duplication and availability of alternative resources in a discipline. Cancellations have been spread across disciplines to ensure there is no undue pressure on any particular area. Other impacts are; we will not be able to purchase collections of electronic books or provide the same access to Kanopy and other streaming media products.

Unfortunately cancellation decisions made for 2021 cannot be reversed as this would compromise our capacity to meet the savings target required by the University. Where concerns have been raised about a particular decision we undertake to review that for 2022 without being able to commit to reinstatement until the financial position is clearer.

Postgraduate students and staff can utilise the Interlibrary Loans service.

  • Arrivals


    Updated November 2020

    From 2021 - 
    Newsbank Access World News (upgrade to existing content – now includes more newspaper titles and full image editions of major newspapers, including The Advertiser and The Australian)
    Academic Video Online
    Oxford Journals (13 titles) see here for listing of 2021 titles we will be retaining access to.
    HOMO: journal of comparative human biology
    Emotions and society
    Journal of Medical Insight
    Ebook collections
    Brill Late Antiquity and Medieval Studies 2020 ebook collection (70 titles)
    Brill Early Modern and Modern History 2020 ebook collection (125 titles)
    Brill Human Rights and Humanitarian Law 2020 ebook collection (45 titles)
    Brill International Law and Human Rights 2020 ebook collection (55 titles)
    Brill Language and Linguistics 2019 ebook collection (39 titles)
    Brill Language and Linguistics 2020 ebook collection (40 titles)
    Springer 2020 frontlist ebook collection (10,596 titles)
    Springer 2019 Intelligent Technologies and Robotics ebook collection (450 titles)
    CSIRO 2020 ebooks (31 titles)
    ScienceDirect Veterinary Medicine 2020
    ScienceDirect Chemistry 2020
    Oxford Handbooks Online Law 2019 (10 titles)
    Oxford Handbooks Online Law 2016 (9 titles)
    LexisNexis Ebooks 2018-2020 (66 titles)
    Open Book Collection

    Publish & Read agreements – see here for more information

    • Karger

    View the 2020 Arrivals here.
    View the 2019 Arrivals here.

  • Departures


    Updated November 2020

    From 2021 -
    AIAA Aerospace Research Central Journals
    Asahi Shinbun
    Biocentury Innovations
    Brepols databases 
    Brill journals
    CABI eBook Current file
    Current Protocols in Bioinformatics
    Current protocols in molecular biology
    De Gruyter journals
    Elsevier Life Sciences Books
    Elsevier ScienceDirect Handbook Series Package: Handbooks in Economics Series
    Emerald Education journals
    European Mathematical Society
    Gale Cengage Contemporary Women's Issues
    Hague Academy Collected Courses
    Inderscience journals
    International bibliography of art
    IOS Press partial
    Kanopy PDA (Patron Driven Acquisition)
    Kluwer Law International, Kluwer
    Mathematical Sciences Publishers set on Euclid 
    Mint Global
    Music Index
    National Research Council Canada Current Journals
    Oxford Dictionaries French Institution
    Oxford Dictionaries Italian Institution
    Oxford handbook of Emergency Medicine
    Oxford handbook of Geriatric Medicine
    Oxford handbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Oxford handbook of Perioperative Practice
    Oxford EBA (Evidence Based Acquisition)
    ProQuest Alumni Access
    Risk Briefing
    SAGE journals - There will be no access to 2021 content. Access to some previous years will remain but this varies by title.
    Serials Directory
    Springer 2021 Ebook Collection
    Teacher Reference Center
    University of Chicago package
    Wiley EBA (Evidence Based Acquisition)
    Individual journal titles
    Anticancer research
    Antiquité tardive = Late antiquity
    Colloquia Germanica
    Communication & cognition.
    Comparative critical studies
    Der Deutschunterricht
    Der Spiegel
    Education Review
    English world-wide
    Film quarterly
    Geotechnical testing journal
    History of political thought
    Illinois journal of mathematics
    International journal of innovation management
    International journal of media and cultural politics
    Journal of green building
    Journal of personality disorders
    Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs
    Journal of the European Mathematical Society
    Langages. (Revues Armand Colin)
    Matematica, cultura e società : rivista dell'Unione matematica italiana
    Modern language studies
    Mycotaxon (IngentaConnect Journals)
    Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers
    Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Structures and buildings.
    Publications of the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences
    South East Asia research
    Stair Society membership
    Structural engineering and mechanics
    The bone & joint journal
    The international journal of developmental biology
    The Journal of philosophy
    Transportation science
    UN Comtrade
    Vietnamese studies

    View the 2020 Departures here.
    View the 2019 Departures here.

  • Selection process

    Arrivals and departures

    The University Library will be conducting an ongoing, rigorous, analysis of subscriptions holdings, particularly electronic databases, to identify titles for potential cancellation. Cancellations are necessary for the sustainability of the Collections Budget and to allow us the capacity to purchase new subscriptions and other content that becomes available and is more relevant for teaching and research. There is pressure on the budget caused by a combination of exchange rate fluctuations, particularly between the Australian dollar and the United States dollar, price rises for subscriptions, and no commensurate increase in the Collections Budget over a number of years to accommodate those subscription price increases. We will strive to minimise inconvenience to our student and academic colleagues but some impact cannot be avoided.

    The process we will follow is outlined below:


    • Databases with high percentage of duplicated titles identified
    • Usage in the last two years analysed
    • Availability and coverage of duplicated titles in other databases analysed


    • Databases identified for cancellation will be listed on this site on an ongoing basis
    • Newly acquired databases will also be listed on this site on an ongoing basis
    • New cancellations and purchases will be advertised via your Liaison Librarian and the library's social media channels

      Please email if you require more detailed information.