How to use APO

Become a My APO+ member

My APO+ membership will save you time, tailor information to your needs, and help you get the most out of APO’s rich public policy repository.

My APO+ members can:

  • Subscribe to a range of subject-based newsletters
    • Education
    • Government & Business (includes national security)
    • Health 
    • Indigenous Affairs
    • Social Justice (includes justice and  international relations)
  • Get alerts on saved searches when new resources are added to APO
  • Track page views and downloads by clicking on the Metrics button on any resource page
  • Add resources to their Read later list
  • Create a list of My experts to have easy access to their published resources on APO.

Subscribe to free newsletters

We want to keep you updated with the latest policy and practice research and resources. Subscribe to our free newsletter service by following these steps:

  1. Click on the button below to fill in the form with your details.
  2. Choose from our newsletter options and click subscribe.
  3. Check your email and confirm your subscription.

You can update your subscription preferences by clicking on the link at the bottom of any newsletter.

Add a Resource

By adding a resource to APO, authors, publishers and organisations can make their policy and research resources discoverable to thousands of policy and research professionals in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

Every author and organisation receives a profile page with a list of their resources on APO.

Steps to add a resource:

  1. Sign up to APO if you are contributing for the first time.
  2. Log in and go to: Add a Resource (on your My APO dashboard under Create Content).
  3. Enter in the required information and either upload the resource (APO's preference) or if you don't have a copy of the resource, enter the link (in the next tab). 
  4. Review and click save.
    Note: You can only fill in the resource form once. To make any changes after saving, email and an APO editor will edit the record for you.
  5. Your resource will then be moderated by an APO editor.
  6. You can view all your added resources on your My APO dashboard.

This service is free! But all contributions must comply with APO's Content Policy.


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Using APO

APO makes policy and practice research and resources visible, discoverable and usable. We curate high quality content and our open access repository contains over 44,000 resources including specialist collections, grey literature reports, articles and data.

Anyone can use APO to:

Logged in users can:

  • Add a resource to APO
  • Bookmark favourite resources
  • Access your My APO dashboard to:
    • view your added resources
    • access your saved bookmarks
  • Report broken links (using the button at the bottom of the resource page).