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Gale Group: 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.
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
Informit: Covers material on the Great Barrier Reef, including 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.
Thomson Gale: 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.
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.
Department of Health and Ageing: This resource aims to improve general health by providing easy access to quality information about human health and medicine. It offers information ranging from daily health issues, such as nutrition or smoking, to information related to life events such as birth. Specific information topics, such as diabetes or asthma, are also available.
Informit: Covers all aspects of health in criminal justice, including mental health, medical and medicolegal issues, drugs and alcohol, suicide, HIV/AIDS, corrections health, euthanasia, and occupational health and safety.
Informit: Covers health policy and services and the social, psychological, legal and ethical issues associated with health which are of direct importance to Australian people andn families.
EBSCO Publishing: This database provides full text of peer reviewed scholarly journals, focusing on many medical disciplines. Also features abstracts and indexing for many others. Has strong coverage of nursing and allied health. Also contains links to other Ebsco databases including Business Source Premier, MasterFile Premier, Australia New Zealand Reference Centre, Academic Search Premier. These databases are updated daily. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Group: This resource provides acccess to over 400 health and medical journals, pamphlets, videos, and articles from over 2,000 general interest publications. Provides information on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. 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.