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Health & Community Courses: Disability

A guide with information for health and community students.

Print Books



Academic Journals provide a reliable source of academic, peer reviewed information. Through the library you have access to thousands of online journal articles. You can search by topic and keyword or browse journals that are relevant to your subject.

All journals have articles submitted from around the world, but those published in Australia often have more local content.

These are some journals that cover topics relevant to your subject area.​​​​​​

Australian International

Intellectual Disability Australasia

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

Disability Studies Quarterly (USA)

Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology (UK)

Technology and Disability (NL)


Online Videos From the library

ABC iView: Employable me Australia

YouTube: Disability the truth

YouTube: Disability Support Workers - a client perspective

TedTalk: How autism freed me to be myself

TedTalk: I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much

As well as books and journals, DVD programs and documentaries offer a great way to learn about drugs and alcohol in our society.

Supporting People with Disabilities

Sex and Disability

Beyond Expectations: Experiences of people with a disability in employment

Hazards and risks : for home care workers in aged care and disability

Kanopy - thoughtful entertainment

Kanopy provides access to streaming videos on subjects relevant to Melbourne Polytechnic courses including education, art, health, humanities and science.