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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.
Informit: This database indexes a range of popular journals and general interest computing and communications periodicals relevant to the home user and to secondary and tertiary students. Also included are relevant items from major Australian daily newspapers. CIA is a source of information about evaluation of software and hardware, product updates and testing, new products and applications.
EBSCO: Resource comprising consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Content covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health. Also contains links to other Ebsco databases: Academic Search Complete, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Health Source Nursing/Academic, Australia New Zealand Reference Centre.
: These databases provide online delivery of taxonomic and biological information on species known to occur in Australia, including flora, fauna, algae. Includes the ABRS glossaries and a collection of useful related links.
OAPEN Foundation: A collection of open acces, peer reviewed books from academic publishers. Covers all subject areas.
Informit: A bibliographic database that indexes articles from published and unpublished material on the psychosocial and treatment aspects of alcohol, drug and tobacco use and misuse. Source documents include all major Australian and international alcohol, tobacco and other drugs journals which have been comprehensively indexed since 1987. Articles on substance use published in other medical, psychological and sociological journals have been included as well as books, book chapters, conference papers, research reports, discussion and position papers, government documents, statistics, clinical treatment guidelines and audiovisual material. Subject coverage is the social, economic, political, psychological and legal aspects of prevention and treatment of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and misuse with a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice.
Ebsco: Provides access to the growing collection of multidisciplinary eBook titles, representing a broad range of academic subject matter, held at the National Library of Australia. Individual titles are also accessible via the National Library catalogue.
EBSCO: Subjects covered include agriculture, education, fine arts, general works, geography, anthropology, recreation, history, language and literature, law, library science, medicine, military and naval science, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, political science, science, social sciences , and technology.
Gale: In more than 8,000 issues since first publication in 1843, The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive analysis of global news every week, presenting the world's political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them. Because of its global editorial perspective, it is read by more of the world's political and business leaders than any other magazine. The Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2003. Includes Supplements, Special Reports and Surveys as well as full-colour images, multiple search indexes, exportable financial tables and a gallery of front covers highlighting a key topic of each week. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
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