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APAFT reaches 600,000 articles

Informit APAFT now boasts over 600,000 high quality peer-reviewed articles across 540 journals. 

APAFT (Australian Public Affairs Full Text) delivers comprehensive access to a range of information resources covering Australia’s rich and diverse social sphere.

RMIT Training Production Director, Michael Keating, said APAFT has long been well respected within the library and information sector and is one of the largest databases of its type available in Australia.

“Informit APAFT has included full text content in addition to its traditional index content since 2014,” he said.

“It was during this time that Informit took over the indexing of the Collection from the National Library of Australia (NLA). 

“Informit continues to collaborate with the NLA and Copyright Agency to ensure Australia’s history is preserved and protected for future generations to access. APAFT plays a critical role in making this a reality.”

With full text coverage from 1994 and indexing from 1978, the Collection holds articles, scanned images and index records on topics such as current affairs, economics, humanities, law, literature, politics and social sciences. 

It is now updated daily, with a shorter duration between journal publication and availability. Recent updates include higher quality PDF files for publisher-sourced full text articles. 

APAFT features a significant volume of internationally relevant content that is hard to find, and is applicable to a variety of research and practice-oriented disciplines.

Key titles include Australian Aboriginal Studies, Australian Journal of Social Issues, Griffith Review, Journal of Australian Political Economy and Journal of Industrial Relations.

Informit is fully integrated so institutions can link to APAFT content from their library catalogue. Content can be discovered quickly via global discovery services including Google Scholar, Trove, OCLC WorldCat, Ex Libris Primo, ProQuest Summon Service and EBSCO Discovery Service. Anyone with a guest account can view metadata.

Informit is a business unit of RMIT Training, a company owned by RMIT University. Informit provides access to unique specialist content through its collection of over 100 databases. Its products—Collections and Media—contain content sourced from publishers, associations and peak professional bodies as well as international authors. 

From its head office in Melbourne, Australia, Informit works with library consortia, associations and agents to help users advance their research through access to peer-reviewed and specialist journals, monographs, reports, conference papers and bibliographic indexes, collated with a focus on regional perspectives and otherwise hard-to-find research.

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