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Subject Guide: Building and Construction Trades: Journals/Databases

Building and Construction Trades - Journals and Databases

The library maintains various databases and online resources listed below. Should any of these services request a username and password please use your TAFE Account unless otherwise noted.

Training Video Collections

  • ​​Kanopy - thousands of training videos and documentaries
  • Safetyhub - a range of Occupational Health and Safety videos
  • ClickView  - hundreds of training videos and recorded TV programs

Journal Article Databases

  • Ebsco Database - a journal article database: subject areas include Automotive, Business, Computing, Education, Environment, Medical, Reference, Social Sciences
  • Proquest Central - a journal article database: subject areas include Accounting, Banking, Business, Careers, Computing, Economics, Education, Finance, Health, Medical, Religion, Science and Telecommunications

ebook Collections

  • EBSCO eBooks - hundreds of ebooks on a wide range of topics

Standards and Codes

  • Australian Standards - on-line access to electronic Australian Standards, including a selection of ISO and IEC standards. Single license only – please logout as soon as you have finished
  • NCC - Australian Building Codes Board - Online access to the National Construction Codes – building regulations by all States and Territories (students and staff need to register individually on this website for online access. TAFE login is not required)
  • Cordell Information - Project information designed to assist individuals and businesses who put estimates together.
  • Chemwatch - MSDS and Chemicals Management information

Print Journals

View our range of Building and Construction Trades Print Journals at your campus Library

Architecture Australia

The national magazine of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Available at: Bunbury Campus

Australian House and Garden

A magazine focusing on design, decorating, landscaping and renovation.

Available at: Albany CampusBunbury Campus

Australian Wood Review

A magazine focusing on fine furniture making, woodturning, carving, timbers, tools and machinery.

Available at: Bunbury Campus

Fine Woodworking

Features How to articles, information and advice on woodworking. 

Available at: Bunbury Campus


With a focus on contemporary residential architecture and design Houses Magazine is Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects and the Design Institute of Australia.

Available at: Bunbury Campus

Position Magazine

The official magazine of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute.

Available at: Bunbury Campus


Technologies for environmentally sustainable building design.

Available at: Bunbury Campus


An Australian magazine dedicated to sustainable house design.

Available at: Bunbury Campus

Sustainability Matters

Focusing on sustainability in industry for water, energy efficiency, resource recovery and waste management.

Available at: Albany Campus


Get the latest in magazines, journals and newsletters delivered to your inbox for free. 

To subscribe email us at including your name, SRTAFE ID number and list of titles you want to subscribe to. 

Only current South Regional TAFE Staff and Students can subscribe.

You can unsubscribe at any time by replying to the ePublication stating you no longer wish to receive it.

View our range of Building and Construction Trades journals below or view our full list of ePublications on our ePublications page.


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