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Informit: A database that covers all aspects of building, construction and engineering: research, materials, structural engineering, urban and regional planning, fire technology. Also covered are aspects of economics, management and communications technology as they relate to building and construction. Sources indexed include conference publications, journal articles, standards, building regulations, technical papers, reports and books. Contains records from 1989 to 2002, with some earlier material from 1945.
Informit: ENGINE is produced by the Institution of Engineers Australia and provides access to Australian engineering information, and in particular to publications of the Institution since 1980. It covers all branches of engineering, including agricultural, aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, coastal, computer, electrical, electronic, mechanical, military, structural, transport and water. Conference papers, journal articles, technical papers, books, discussions, news articles and unpublished papers are indexed from 1980 onwards.
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry: The portal is a catalogue of Australian, State and Territory government information and services for the agricultural, fisheries, processed food and forestry industries. Categories to browse include resource management, products and resources, agricultural economics and agribusiness.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: The AIHW is Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics and information. Topics covered include: ageing and aged care, housing and homelessness, population health, alcohol and other drugs, mortality, diabetes and hospitals. Access is also provided to a number of data cubes and to METeOR, AIHW's Metadata Online Registry.
: A database of over 3,000 pioneer doctors, from the 1700s through to 1875. The site covers Australian medical history, with a database of medical pioneers and educational background material. Includesdoctors who were registered or qualified in Australia, were resident in Australia, or visited here in a professional capacity, before 1875. Ships' surgeons, convict doctors, general practitioners and medical specialists are included.
Pathfinder subject guides to assist researchers in a variety of ship and shipping topics. ANMM accepts reference enquiries.
Informit: Contains bibliographic references, most with abstracts, to scientific and technical literature on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Subjects covered include radiochemistry; nuclear applications in medicine, earth sciences, agriculture, biology and industry; radiation protection; radioactive waste management; nuclear law; economic, sociological and environmental aspects of nuclear and non-nuclear energy.
Australian National Botanic Gardens: Contains images from the botanic collections of the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Portraits of plant flowers form the bulk of the Index, but photographs of fruit, bark, shrubs or whole trees are also included. Most of the collection consists of identified Australian plant species, but there is also a large number of environmental and conservation images.
Informit: A bibliographic database that indexed articles from published material on the social sciences and humanities. Source documents included a wide range of periodicals, newspapers, scholarly journals, conference papers and books. Subject coverage includes current affairs, economics, humanities, law, literature, politics and social sciences. Approximately 250 journals were comprehensively indexed, as well as selective indexing from many other Australian journals and conference proceedings, and some overseas journals carrying articles with an Australian content. Subjects covered include: Arts (General), Business (General), Culture and institutions, Economics, Education (General), Health (General), History (General), Indigenous peoples, Law (General), Political science. Commenced 1945; online availability dates from 1978; full text (as APAFT) dates from 1995. Early issues from 1952-1977 are at RF 016.3 AUS.
Informit: A bibliographic database that indexes articles relating to health and medicine in Australia and in particular the legal, social, economic and ethical aspects of health. Clinical articles are not indexed for APAIS-Health. APAIS-Health is a subset of the APAIS database. Source documents include a wide range of periodicals, newspapers, scholarly journals, conference papers and books. APAIS-Health comprehensively indexes approximately 250 journals. Overseas sources are also scanned for material on Australian subject matter. APAIS-Health also indexes very selectively from many other Australian journals and conference proceedings, as well as from overseas journals carrying articles with an Australian content.
These sites provide a starting place for researchers in the field. They lead to a diverse range of information on Australian science and technology resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.
A research guide to identifying and requesting standards held at the National Library of Australia. Includes Australian and international standards, with specific reference to American, British and New Zealand standards.
Provides information on how to access ebooks in various formats at the National Library of Australia. Includes information on National Library ebooks, subscription collections and the Ebsco ebook service