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University of Melbourne, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre: Provides access to authoritative information resources dealing with the history and heritage of science, technology and medicine, primarily with an Australian focus. Resources include Bright Sparcs (a biographical database of scientists), the Australian Science at Work Register and the online version of the publication Technology in Australia 1788-1988. It also provides access to finding aids to archival collections of Australian scientists and scientific organisations.
Informit: Covers medicine, health, biomechanics, psychology, diagnosis, treatment, nutrition, diet, physiology, physical fitness and drugs in sport.
Informit: Provides up-to-date information on transport and road related material. The coverage of the Index includes road safety, transport economics, transport administration, intelligent transport systems, transport and the environment, public transport, road and airfield pavements, road design and engineering, traffic engineering and control, vehicle design and safety, and soil and rock mechanics. The Index contains records from 1960 onwards, with some earlier records.
Informit: This database includes Australian-generated published and unpublished documented materials over the full range of the geosciences, minerals and petroleum. From 1979 it also covers material published on continental Australia by non-Australian sources. Source documents include over 600 journal titles, monographs in series, books, conference papers and proceedings, technical reports, maps, theses, and unpublished and open-file reports predominantly from the State Geological Surveys and Department of Mines and Geoscience Australia.
Informit: Provides information on all aspects of natural resource management, including land resources, vegetation resources and water resources. Subjects covered include: soil degradation, sustainable primary production systems, conservation, land use, vegetation rehabilitation, ecological processes, river health, management of nutrients and eutrophication, wetlands, aquatic ecosystems, urban water utilities, wastewater management and irrigation systems. Journal articles, published and unpublished reports, research in progress, books, book chapters and conference papers are all included. Material is taken from both Australian and international sources, but all relates to the Australian situation.
Council of Heads of Australias Herbaria: From this site you can search, map, download and analyse records from the databases of the major herbaria in Australia, which house over six million specimens of plants, algae and fungi. Provides information on where and when the spciments were were collected, by whom, their current identification, and information on habitat and associated species.
Australia. Bureau of Meteorology.: Climate Data Online provides access to a range of statistics, historical weather observations, climatology maps, and other Australian climate data.
Informit: A complete bibliographic reference source to the chemical engineering literature, including general and specialist topics, taken from 49 of the most important journals in the field. Includes subjects such as design and operation of chemical plant and equipment, chemical process information, process control, environmental considerations and mineral processing.
The Cochrane Library consists of a regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases featuring over 1,000 journals, major reference works, online books, Current Protocols laboratory manuals, and databases as well as a suite of professional and management resources.
Gale Cengage Learning: Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library, the Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented, and entries cover scientists, engineers, inventors and mathematicians.
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