Your library's fight against misinformation

Informit Explore is a new research and learning database designed specifically for Australian public libraries, offering ready-made teaching and learning tools that guide lifelong learners towards reputable, trusted sources of information that combat misinformation & encourage critical thinking.

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What is Informit Explore?

Developed in partnership with the Australia Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Connecting informed citizens to Australian content


Access millions of authoritative articles on Australia’s most critical issues, expertly curated by our editorial team and categorised into topics with assigned reading levels and discussion prompts.

First Nations focused

With a proud First Nations focus, the platform offers access to the largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander publications, all in the one place.

Issue-based learning

Explore removes barriers to digital inclusion by providing a topical-based starting point for library patrons to explore a range of views to better understand the issues affecting Australia.

Informit is unique in the information landscape. I recommend Informit to all libraries and organisations who need a trusted information source that draws on authoritative, respected publications and multimedia.

Pru Mitchell, Manager Information Services

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Empowering lifelong learners

Develop understanding of important issues by using trusted sources

Explore includes ready-made teaching and learning tools that guide lifelong learners towards reputable, trusted sources of information that combat misinformation and encourage critical thinking.

Access the largest collection of Australasian content

Explore’s user-friendly interface features curated content from a large selection of Australian publications and journals, including Meanjin, The Monthly, Kill Your Darlings, Metro Magazine, the Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues and many more.

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Informit Explore removes barriers to digital inclusion

Give lifelong learners the freedom to explore topics that spark their interest. With issues pages that summarise subjects and issues in plain English, and offer guided comprehension and discussion questions.

Easily introduce Informit Explore to your local library community with topical Australian-focused issues

Business & Economics

  • Leadership
  • The gender gap
  • Gig economy


  • Body image
  • Australia's health system
  • COVID-19 and Pandemics

Indigenous Australia

  • Reconciliation
  • Sovereignty
  • Land rights and Mabo


  • Storytelling
  • Creative writing
  • First Nations literature


  • Media control
  • Social media
  • Fake news


  • Democracy
  • Globalisation
  • Civil rights

Psychology & Mental Health

  • Group behaviour
  • Stress
  • Memory and learning


  • Bullying
  • Homelessness
  • Immigration

Sustainability & Environment

  • Climate change
  • Recycling
  • Renewable energy


  • Artifical intelligence
  • 3D printing
  • Cybersecurity


Enhance community learning with educational features


Issue summaries

Different perspectives of an issue are explored and bolstered by thought-provoking comprehension discussion and critical thinking questions.


Trending topics

Learners can effortlessly discover a wealth of Australasian content by following their interests and selecting trending topics.


Feature articles

Engaging curated articles are selected for each issue and are graded by reading level, from beginner, to intermediate and advanced.


Expert perspective videos

Interviews with Australian academics and professionals on key issues, providing in-depth opinions on critical issues.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Click on the 'start free trial' button. Our customer service team will be in touch with you very soon to help set you up with access.

    Explore support articles and tutorial videos on our Knowledge Base to find the answers to frequently asked questions about Explore. Navigate through our comprehensive resources at: For personalised assistance, our dedicated, Australian-based customer service team is ready to guide you at every step. Reach out to them by sending an email to

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