Science, Environment and Geography

This research database focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Subjects include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and recycling.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources): GREENR focuses on the physical, social and economic aspects of environmental issues. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics and multimedia.

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National Geographic Virtual Library: This supports a range of scholarly research in areas including science, history, technology, the environment and culture.

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World Geography and Culture Online: Profiles every country of the world in depth, covering all aspects of its geography, history, society and culture. Each country profile includes at-a-glance information, maps and flags, videos, images, gazetteer entries, biographies of famous people and other resources listings. It includes comprehensive entries about the US states.

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Ancestry (Library Edition): Users can explore their family’s history using local and international records such as convict and free settler lists, passenger lists, Australian and New Zealand electoral rolls and military records. English, Welsh and Scottish records are included. Available only at libraries and the Family History Centre.

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Good Reading: Thousands of book reviews and Australian and International articles, author profiles, short stories and book trivia.

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Consumer Health Complete: Provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to complementary and holistic medicine. Subjects include: ageing, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness and nutrition and pregnancy. There are journals, health reports, images and diagrams, animations with audio, pamphlets and leaflets.

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Drug Info: This free information service is about drug, alcohol and the law. It is a partnership between the NSW Ministry of Health and the State Library of NSW in conjunction with NSW public libraries.

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Health and Wellness Resource Centre: This is a large range of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works and multimedia. A consumer health resource, it provides authoritative information on health-related issues ranging from current diseases and disorders to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

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Australian Law Dictionary: A key reference for those who need to be familiar with, and understand, Australian legal terms. It is structured to ensure comprehensive coverage of core legal content. Clear definitions explain the meaning of Australian legal terms. Cross referencing is provided.

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Legal Answers: This service is provided by the State Library of New South Wales. Free legal information is available through links to fact sheets, online books, legislation and publications.

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Gale Interactive: Science: Users can manipulate and explore 3D interactive models, allowing them to visualise and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science. Reference and periodical content provide additional context for further understanding.

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HSC Study Lab: The Lab helps students understand key concepts for: Year 11 Biology, Chemistry, and Physics; Preliminary Year 11 Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, and Physics; and HSC Year 12 Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The HSC Study Lab uses videos, simulations, animations and interactive activities to explain key concepts.

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Salem Press eBooks: A collection of reference eBooks on literature, history, science and health. They are also available from home. Place the letter ‘L’ in front of your Library Card number to log in.

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Science in Context: An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. It merges authoritative Gale’s content and other continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, new articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. All is organised into a user-friendly portal.

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Science Reference Center: This comprehensive research database contains full text for some 640 science encyclopedias, reference books and periodicals. Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, the history of science, physics, scientists, technology and wildlife.

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