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Early Childhood Education and Care: Databases/Journals



Contains journal articles, books, images, reports, newspaper and magazine articles and more. Covers the arts, business, education, health, psychology and more.

Contains journal articles, videos, reports, newspaper and magazine articles and more. Subject coverage includes the arts, business, education, health and medical, history, social sciences, science and more.


Australian Standards are published documents setting out specifications and procedures designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistently perform the way they are intended to. They establish a minimum set of requirements which define quality and safety criteria.

State Library of WA

Join the State Library of WA to access FREE child related databases.

Under eResources:

Busythings is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun
learning activities.
TumbleBook Library: Introduce young children to the joys of reading with this
delightful collection of animated talking books.
Literacy Planet is a high-quality play-based literacy resource with more than 10,000 activities online for children of all ages.
World Book Online Reference Centre contains state-of-the-art multimedia,  maps, editor reviewed web sites and related articles from major newspapers and magazines.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

Journal of International Research in Early Childhood Education

The online journal of International Research in Early Childhood Education (IRECE) is currently published twice a year. These articles are available for download free of charge.

The current titles include:

  • Arts based educational research in the early years
  • Evaluating an enrichment program in early childhood: a multi methods approach
  • Preschool teachers' beliefs about the teaching and learning of language and literacy: implications for education and practice

Free online childcare resources

Click the links below to access these free medical journals and databases online.