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41. LicencedEncyclopedia of Bioethics

Gale Cengage Learning: Online edition of the 3rd edition (2004) of the Encyclopedia of Bioethics by Stephen G Post. Covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, the set helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

42. LicencedEncyclopedia of Communication and Information

Gale Cengage Learning: Online edition of the Encyclopedia of Communication and Information (2002) by Jorge Reina Schement. Provides a comprehensive overview of universal modes of communication, the media used to communicate, theories of communication and their implications, careers in communications and information, and biographies of notable figures in the field. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

43. LicencedEncyclopedia of Science and Religion

Gale Cengage Learning: Online edition of the Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (2002) edited by J. Wentzel Vrede van Huyssteen. Addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

44. FreeEspacenet

European Patent Office: Espacenet offers free access to more than 70 million patent documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today. Includes full text of patents plus translation facility.

45. FreeFree Medical Journals

Flying Publisher: This site provides free access to selected medical journals published in English and a number of other languages such as French, German and Spanish. Subjects include AIDS; basic science; cardiology; dentistry; endocrinology; epidemiology; gastroenterology; gynecology; infectious diseases; microbiology; neurology; nutrition; oncology; pediatrics; pharmacology; pharmacy; psychiatry; public health; and surgery.

46. LicencedGale Encyclopedia of Science

Gale Cengage Learning: Online edition of the 3rd edition of the Gale Encyclopedia of Science (2004) Covers major areas of science including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology, mathematics, and medicine, and provides readers with a wide range of up-to-date, relevant, and accurate information. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

47. FreeGeoscience Portal

A portal which provides links to state, territory and federal government geoscience agencies and information, including the national site Geoscience Australia. Each state and territory website includes links to online databases, maps, exploration information, legislation and other resources. Geoscience Australia which is linked from this page, is Australia's national agency for geoscience research and geospatial information. The Geoscience Australia website provides information on mapping, place names, aerial photography, satellite imagery, geology and minerals. It also includes many online maps and datasets to use and download

48. OnsiteGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park Province Database - REEF

Informit: A bibliographic online database that indexes and abstracts both published material and grey literature about the Great Barrier Reef Region. The items may come from both scientific and popular sources. Many records include spatial information. Subject coverage includes: coastal zone management, conservation, coral reef ecology, economics, environmental impact assessment, fisheries, history, indigenous natural resource management, marine archaeology, marine biology, marine park management and planning, natural resource management, oceanography, recreation, scuba diving, sea rights, shipping and ports, social studies, tourism, water quality, world heritage and zoology.

49. LicencedGrzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

Gale Cengage Learning: This encyclopedia is a completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community. This online book is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

50. FreeHazardous Substances Information System

Safe Work Australia: The Hazardous Substances Information System allows users to find information on substances that have been classified in accordance with the Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances, 3rd Edition and/or have National Exposure Standards declared under the NOHSC Adopted National Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational Environment. HSIS also provides direct access to a consolidated list of all the classified substances contained in the HSIS database.

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