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Environmental sciences and pollution management (connect | more information)

This multidisciplinary database, provides ... comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 6000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications. Sixteen subdatabases are contained within Environmental sciences and pollution management database, and each can be searched separately, or in combination. Subjects covered include: Agricultural biotechnology; Air quality; Aquatic pollution; Bacteriology; Ecology; Energy resources; Environmental biotechnology; Environmental engineering; Environmental impact statements (U.S.); Hazardous waste; Industrial hygiene; Microbiology related to industrial & environmental issues; Pollution: land, air, water, noise, solid waste, radioactive; Risk assessment; Safety science; Toxicology & toxic emissions; Water pollution; Waste management; Water resource issues.
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GEOBASE (connect | more information)

GeoBase is a multidisciplinary database that deeply indexes research literature across the earth sciences including geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, international development, oceanography and geomechanics. The database contains over 1.8 million bibliographic records taken from 2,000 scientific and technical journals. Online coverage is from 1980 to the present, and files are updated weekly.

GeoRef (connect | more information)

The GeoRef database, established by the American Geological Institute in 1966, provides access to the geoscience literature of the world. GeoRef is the most comprehensive database in the geosciences and continues to grow by more than 90,000 references a year. The database contains over 2.9 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses.

Scirus : for scientific information only (connect | more information)

A comprehensive science-specific search engine which returns results from the web and the following journal sources: ScienceDirect, MEDLINE on BioMedNet, Beilstein on ChemWeb, Neuroscion, BioMed Central, US Patent Office, E-Print ArXiv, Chemistry PrePrint Server, Mathematics PrePrint Server, CogPrints and NASA. Limit an Advanced search to a subject area, a particular source or a document type, such as conferences, patents, journal articles, preprints, web sites or books. Search results can be ranked according to relevance, or sorted by date.

Scopus (connect | more information)

Abstracting and indexing database of scientific, technical, medical and social science literature. Includes peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, patent records and quality web sources. Seamless links to full text sources where the library holds a subscription.

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  • VPI&E catalogue (connect | more information)

    Victorian Primary Industries and Environment (Library) Catalogue (VPI&E Catalogue), produced by the Knowledge and Information Branch of the Victorian Department of Primary Industries, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts books, reports, theses, video recordings, maps, manuscripts and pictorial matter in the Knowledge Resource Centre at Werribee and small regional collections of the Department of Primary Industries and the Department of Sustainability and Environment. Includes some historical materials from 1853. The libraries hold specialist collections in ecology, conservation, forestry, national parks, soil conservation, botany, horticulture, land use and management, water management, pest plant and animal control, geology, aquaculture, fisheries, and marine studies.


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    AGRICOLA (connect | more information)

    Provides access to two separate bibliographic databases of the United States National Agricultural Library (NAL) and its cooperators: online public access catalogue (books, reports, conference proceedings, FAO and USDA publications, serials, patents and audiovisual material); and, journal article citation index (journal articles, book chapters, short reports and reprints). The databases encompass all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences.

    AHB : Australian heritage bibliography (connect | more information)

    Bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts material on Australia's natural and cultural environment. Subjects include aboriginal rock art sites and historic buildings and structures.

    Amsterdam University Press [collection] (connect | more information)

    A searchable database of over 700 electronic books published by Amsterdam University Press, with special emphasis in the areas of the humanities (language and literature, history, film studies, art) and social sciences.

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  • ANR-index : : agriculture and natural resources index (connect | more information)

    ANR-Index, an Australian government initiative produced by Infoscan, is a bibliographic database with informative abstracts and links to full text for agriculture and natural resources including sustainable Australian agriculture, food, forestry and fisheries industries and the promotion of conservation and sustainable use of Australia's environment, water and natural resources. Search in conjunction with ANR-Index archive for a comprehensive search.

    ANR-index archive : agriculture and natural resources index archive (connect | more information)

    ANR-Index Archive (formerly ABOA and Streamline), produced by Infoscan, is a bibliographic database of older publications on agriculture and natural resources including sustainable Australian agriculture, food, forestry and fisheries industries and the promotion of conservation and sustainable use of Australia's environment, water and natural resources. Search in conjunction with ANR-Index for a comprehensive search. Coverage: 1975 to 2007.

    ANR-research : agriculture and natural resources research (connect | more information)

    ANR-Research (formerly known as ARRIP), an Australian government initiative produced by Infoscan, is a research in progress database that describes current and recently completed research projects across the agriculture and natural resources areas including sustainable Australian agriculture, food, forestry and fisheries industries and the promotion of conservation and sustainable use of Australia's environment, water and natural resources. Search in conjunction with ANR-Research Archive to access past and present research projects.

    ANR-research archive (connect | more information)

    ANR-Research Archive (formerly known as CARRP), an Australian government initiative produced by Infoscan, is a research in progress database that contains completed research projects from the ANR-Research database, across the agriculture and natural resources areas including sustainable Australian agriculture, food, forestry and fisheries industries and the promotion of conservation and sustainable use of Australia's environment, water and natural resources. Search in conjunction with ANR-Research to access past and present research projects.

    Bibliography of fossil vertebrates (connect | more information)

    The BFV online database provides searchable access to various compilations and annual volumes, all considered part of the Bibliography of fossil vertebrates series with an unbroken record of the entire published literature on vertebrate fossils from 1509 to1958 and 1981 to 1993.

    Biological abstracts (connect | more information)

    Of interest to all levels of students and other researchers, Biological Abstracts is the foremost source of references to the life science journal literature including vital biological and medical research findings, clinical studies, and discoveries of new organisms. Covers research in agriculture, biochemistry, biomedicine (experimental, clinical and veterinary medicine), biotechnology, genetics, botany, ecology and environment, microbiology, pharmacology, and zoology. International coverage of over 4,000 journals with about 14% of these sourced from Asia and Australasia. About 90% of records in the database include an abstract.
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    British humanities index : BHI (connect | more information)

    "An international abstracting and indexing tool for research in the humanities, BHI indexes almost 400 internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines published in the UK and other English speaking countries, as well as quality newspapers published in the UK. Subjects covered include: Archaeology, Current Affairs, Education, Economics, Environment, Gender Studies, History, Law, Political Science and Religion."--Publisher description.
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    Canadian encyclopedia : historica (connect | more information)

    "The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia has provided the most comprehensive, objective and accurate source of information on Canada for students, readers and scholars across Canada and throughout the world. As a first source for information on all Canadian topics The Canadian Encyclopedia has continued to grow through several iterations in print and on CD-ROM, culminating in this online version published by the Historica Foundation."-- About webpage.

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  • Cities of the world (connect | more information)

    A compilation of current information on cultural, geographic, and political conditions in 193 countries and their cities covering six continents, based on the Department of State's Post Reports. Maps and photos of many cities included.

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  • EBSCOhost research databases (connect | more information)

    Provides access to full text and/or bibliographic databases to which Monash University Library currently subscribes. These databases index journals and other periodical sources in the fields of science, technology, economics and business.

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  • Econlit (connect | more information)

    Leading index to articles from over 550 economics journals, including selected Australian titles. Also indexes essays, research and working papers, books, dissertations and book reviews.

    Eighteenth century collections online (connect | more information)

    Eighteenth Century Collections Online delivers every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. It includes a variety of materials from books and directories, Bibles, sheet music and sermons to advertisements and works by many well-known and lesser-known authors, all providing a diverse collection of material for the researcher of the eighteenth century.

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  • ENDANGER (connect | more information)

    Threatened Species in Australia : A Select Bibliography (ENDANGER), produced by Deakin University School of Aquatic Sciences & Natural Resources Management, is a bibliographic database indexing published and unpublished material on Australian threatened flora and fauna and related topics. A few key references on the general theme of threatened species are also listed. Most of the source documents which include books, chapters in books, journals, newspapers, conference proceedings, theses, and some non-book material (video, charts, posters etc) are published in Australia.

    Engineering village (connect | more information)

    This online service provides access to bibliographic databases within the scientific, applied science, technical and engineering disciplines to which Monash University Library subscribes. These databases include: Compendex, EI Patents, Inspec, Referex Engineering, GEOBASE and GeoRef. Source documents comprise journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, dissertations, patents and books published from around the world.

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  • EVA : environmental abstracts (connect | more information)

    EVA (formerly EPIC), produced by the EPA Victoria Library, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles on the environment and related fields. Source documents are selected journal articles from approximately 600 journals published in Australia and overseas. Subject coverage includes air pollution and quality, sustainable development, salinity, environmental protection and management, hazardous wastes, recycling, waste management and disposal, water pollution, environmental assessment, and pollution control. Pre-February 1998 data includes planning, heritage, urban design and town planning subject coverage.

    Expanded academic ASAP (connect | more information)

    Expanded Academic ASAP contains citations and many full-text articles on current events, general sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Designed primarily to support undergraduate-level research, the database is useful to anyone seeking information on these topics. Journal coverage is from 1994 to the present, and backfiles (1980-1993) are available for some journals.

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  • Gale virtual reference library (connect | more information)

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of full text encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Access is provided to titles which the library has purchased. All books can be searched simultaneously or individually. Searches can also be limited to specific subject areas.

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  • Global GIS data bundle] (connect | more information)

    Digital maps including: 1. Set of 506 U.S. military Tactical Pilotage Charts (TPCs) -- scanned topographical aeronautical charts, 1:500,000 scale; GeoTiff raster format. 2. Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (STRM) - 90m DEM (Digital Elevation Model), from Latitude 57 South - 61 North; .bil format. 3. Landsat 7 ETM 15m 7-4-2 GeoCover 2000 (1999 - 2003); MrSID format. 4. Landsat 4/5 TM 30m 7-4-2 GeoCover 1990 (1988 - 1992); MrSID format. 5. Vector Map Level 0 (VMAP0) worldwide 1:1,000,000 vector data; .shp and.TAB file formats. 6. World Vector Shoreline Plus 1:250,000 scale vector data : World's coastlines & international boundaries; .shp file format.

    International bibliography of the social sciences : IBSS (connect | more information)

    The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) is an online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research. Incorporating over 100 languages and countries, IBSS includes nearly two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 books included each year. Abstracts are provided for half of all current journal articles and full text availability is continually increasing.

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    KPjournal (connect | more information)

    Provides full text access to 18 science/engineering journals and research papers published in North Korea in the fields of Natural Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry), Geography, Medical, Pharmacology, Engineering, Mineralogy.

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  • Landsat 4/5 TM 30m 7-4-2 GeoCover 1990 (1988 - 1992) worldwide satellite imagery (connect | more information)

    Worldwide dataset of satellite imagery that has been ortho-rectified, tonally balanced, mosaicked, tiled and wavelet compressed. The 1990 GeoCover dataset is a collection 609 tiles from landsat 4/5 TM and includes 30m multi-spectral bands 7-4-2.

    Landsat 7 ETM 15m 7-4-2- GeoCover 2000 (1999 - 2003) worldwide satellite imagery (connect | more information)

    Dataset of worldwide satellite images. The 2000 GeoCover dataset is a collection 882 tiles from Landsat 7 ETM. The 15m band was pan-sharpened with 30m multi-spectral bands 7-4-2.

    Leisure tourism (connect | more information)

    Database indexing journal articles and books dealing with all aspects of leisure, recreation, sport, tourism and the cultural industries. Includes links to selected full text articles.

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  • Nearmap (connect | more information)

    Website consists of high quality PhotoMaps over Australian cities and towns that are updated monthly. Changes over time can be seen using TimeView on the map page and locations can be seen from the side using the MultiView button on the map page when zooming in to building level detail.
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    NGA GEOnet names server : GNS (connect | more information)

    The GEOnet Names Server (GNS) provides access to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names' (US BGN) database of foreign geographic feature names. The database is the official repository of foreign place-name decisions approved by the US BGN. Approximately 20,000 of the database's features are updated monthly. Geographic Area of Coverage: Worldwide excluding the United States and Antarctica.

    OAPEN : online library and publication platform (connect | more information)

    "OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The OAPEN Library aims to improve the visibility and usability of high quality academic research by aggregating peer reviewed Open Access publications from across Europe."--Home page. Subject areas covered include: Society and social sciences; Humanities; Economics, finance, business and management; The arts; Law; Literature and literary studies; Language; Earth sciences, geography, environment, plannings; History.

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  • OECD iLibrary (connect | more information)

    "OECD iLibrary is OECD's Online Library for books, papers and statistics and the gateway to OECD's analysis and data. It replaces SourceOECD, and hosts all content so users can find - and cite - tables and databases as easily as articles or chapters. OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998 - currently (October 2010) 1,000 journal issues, 2,900 working papers, 2,500 multi-lingual summaries, 6,200 e-book titles, 14,000 tables and graphs, 21,000 chapters and articles, and 390 complete databases with more than 4 billion data points."--About.

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  • Place name search (connect | more information)

    Queries use information from the Gazetteer of Australia. The Gazetteer of Australia contains over 310,000 geographic names in Australia. Provides map-makers and the public with authoritative information on the location and spelling of approved place names derived from information held by the relevant State, Territory and Commonwealth naming authorities.

    REEF : Great Barrier Reef marine park province database (connect | more information)

    REEF, developed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in association with CSIRO, is a bibliographic database indexing articles from published and unpublished material about the Great Barrier Reef. Subject coverage includes coastal zone management, coral reef ecology, fisheries, history, marine archaeology, marine biology, marine park management, natural resources management, oceanography, reef walking, scuba diving, tourism and zoology. Source documents include books, maps, journal articles and audio visual material for both scholarly and popular audiences. Many of the records are of historical importance dating back to the 19th century.

    SAGE : science and geography education (connect | more information)

    Science And Geography Education (SAGE), produced by RMIT Publishing, is a bibliographic database that indexes popular journals on a broad range of subjects. SAGE covers practically all disciplines of knowledge, though the scientific ones are most heavily represented. Source documents: Most journals indexed are Australian but selected overseas titles are also included. The scope of the SAGE database, and the range of journals included, is determined by the needs of schools and public libraries.

    Sage reference online (connect | more information)

    A database of reference books published by SAGE covering the social sciences and education, including such areas as African American studies, aging & gerontology, anthropology, business and management, communication and media studies, counseling and psychotherapy, criminology and criminal justice, economics, education, environment, family studies, gender & sexuality studies, geography, health and social welfare, history, politics and international relations, psychology, research methods and evaluation, science, philosophy, and theology, social issues, social work and social policy, and sociology, and urban studies and planning.

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  • (connect | more information) is the architecture, planning & landscape information gateway featuring more than 1,100 reviewed links to architecture, planning and landscape-related websites. It is a free-to-access resource aimed at academics, students, professionals, practitioners, and anyone else with an interest in the areas of architecture, planning and landscape.

    Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) 90 m Digital Elevation Model dataset (connect | more information)

    The STRM is a result of collaboration among National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), as well as the participation of the German and Italian space agencies, to generate a near-global digital elevation model. This version of the SRTM data was purchased by LandInfo World Mapping from the United States Geological Survey in July 2005.

    STREAMLINE : Australia's natural resources database (connect | more information)

    Streamline is an Australian database providing access to information on all aspects of natural resource management including the sustainable management of land resources, vegetation resources and water resources, urban water and waste water and irrigation systems. It indexes both Australian and international journal articles, published and unpublished reports, books, monograph chapters and conference papers, but the information must be written by an Australian or be about Australia. Coverage: 1982 to 2004.

    Tactical Pilotage Charts, scale 1:500,000 : set of 508 (connect | more information)

    Set of 508 U.S. military Tactical Pilotage Charts 1:500,000. These are coloured topographic/aeronautic maps which have been scanned into digital image format and georeferenced. Maps are supplied in GeoTiff format. Some countries are not included due to foreign copyright (e.g. Great Britain, Canada, and Australia).

    Urban studies abstracts (connect | more information)

    Urban Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to urban studies, including urban affairs, community development, urban history, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains 40,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline, such as Urban Affairs Review, Urban Studies, Journal of Urban Affairs, etc. The full archive of this index has been digitized, bringing coverage back to 1973. Links to full text sources are available when Monash University Library holds a subscription.

    Vector map level (VMAP0) (connect | more information)

    The VMap Level 0 database provides worldwide coverage of vector-based geospatial data which can be viewed at 1:1,000,000 scale. It consists of geographic, attribute, and textual data. The complete database is organized into 10 thematic layers. The top level thematic layers are: Boundaries, elevation, hydrography, industry, physiography, population, transportation, utilities and vegetation. In addition, there are various layers underneath each top level category. Available in both SHP and TAB file format.

    VicMap topographic (connect | more information)

    The Vicmap Topographic 1:30000 series displays natural and constructed features on the ground including contours, rivers, streams, waterfalls, lakes, vegetation, roads, cliffs, localities, park boundaries, shipwrecks and more. The series is available in both A4 and A3 standard mapsheets, covers the entire State of Victoria, is provided in PDF ready to print, and is generated utilising the most currently available Vicmap data. The mapsheets are immediately retrievable in PDF, and created from the most up to date and maintained State Government Vicmap digital information.

    VICNAMES : the register of Geographic Names (connect | more information)

    This database holds more than 200,000 road and place names, including landscape features such as mountains and rivers, bounded localities such as suburbs, towns, cities and regions, and physical infrastructure such as roads, reserves and schools.

    Wild plants of the Ballarat area (STANDALONE CD-ROM | more information)

    Interactive database combining distribution data, maps, descriptive text and photographs. It covers the vascular flora of the Ballarat region, both native and non-native, and includes nearly 37,000 records of nearly 1850 species. There is descriptive text for nearly all the plants and colour photographs of over 1170 species.

    World Vector Shoreline Plus : 1:250,000 scale (connect | more information)

    The Vector Product Format (VPF) version of WVS, consists of a single worldwide database called WVSPLUS. Six libraries will exist at scales ranging from 1:250,000 to 1:120,000,000. Each library contains a Countries, Coastlines, Oceans (COC) coverage including both line and area features such as coastlines, political boundary lines and other lines of separation, administrative areas and oceans. The Maritime Boundaries (MAB) and Maritime Boundaries Supplemental (MBS) coverages contain maritime claims for each country as derived from the Maritime Claims Reference Manual, DOD 2005.1M, 2001. MAB and MBS are found only in the WVS250K library (1:250,000 scale). The Bathymetry (BAT) coverage exists only in the WVS003M, WVS012M, and WVS040M libraries and contains depth contours and depth areas derived from the Digital Bathymetric Database (DBDB5) product.


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