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Databases Free on the Web

Name Subject Full-Text Description
AANRO Agriculture and National Resources
Australian Agriculture and Land & water research. Abstracts and Indexes
Abyz News Links News and current affairs A directory of newspapers and news sites from around the world, ordered by country
Abacus Construction Building Includes information on products but focus is on USA & UK
ABARE Agriculture and Resource Economics

Some

Publications and statistics produced by the Australian Bureau of Agriculture & Resource Economics
ABS Australian Statistics

Yes

Australian Bureau of Statistics publications from 1998
ADT - Australian Digital Theses Australian theses - multidiscipinery

Yes

Full text digital versions of theses produced by the postgraduate research students at Australian and NZ Universities from 1997
Ageline Policy and Healthcare aspects of aging AgeLine is an online, bibliographic database that focuses on the subject of aging and middle-aged and older adults, particularly addressing the social, psychological, economic, policy, and health care aspects of aging. Summaries only
Agricola Agriculture Produced by US-National Agricultural Library. Indexes international agricultural publications with primary focus on America
Agris Agriculture Index created by FAO, Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations
All the JAS - Journal Abbreviation Sources Journal abbreviations
A registry of Web resources that list or provide access to the full title of journal abbreviations. Resources are listed by subject area
AskERIC Education WWW version of the largest educational database. Indexes over 700 educational journals as well as books, conferences etc.
AU-A, B, C Patent Specifications Australian Patents

Yes

Search possible by Patent number only. No subject index
AustLII Australian Legal Information

Yes

One of the largest sources of legal information on the net. AustLII publishes public legal information -- that is, primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals); and secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access (law reform and royal commission reports for example) and a substantial collection of law journals
Australian Environment Environment

Yes

Includes Australian National Environmental publications and links to other environmental resources
BioMed Central Biomedical

Yes

Over 100 open access journals (ie anyone can view the full-text), however, some others are only available via subscription
Business Entry Point Government Information

Some

An online government resource for the Australian business community
Cancer Topics Cancer Published by the US National Institute of Health. Includes information on types of cancer, treatment, prevention causes etc.
CERN Document Server Particle physics and related

Some

Over 900,000 bibliographic records, including 360,000 full text documents
Chemical Physics Preprint database Theoretical chemistry

Yes

A database of preprints in chemical physics
CiteSeer.IST Science with an emphasis on computer science

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A scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science
Cochrane Library Clinical Medicine

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The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making
Conference Alerts - Academic Conferences Worldwide Upcoming conferences - multidisciplinery
Links to websites for up-and-coming conferences. Constantly updated and arranged by subject and country
Dictionary.com Reference A popular free dictionary service. Includes also Roget's Thesaurus, and a translation service
Directory of Mathematics Mathematics

Yes

Links to Mathematics Pre-print and e-print servers
DOM - Directory of Open Access Journals Multi-disciplinary

Yes

Provides access to over 4200 freely available, multidisciplinary ejournals in fulltext. Service provided by Lund University Libraries
E-Print network Science & Engineering

Yes

Produced by the US Dept. of Energy, provides access to e-prints available at various sites
http://ep.espacenet.com/ European Patents

Yes

Full text of patent applications published by the European Patent Office
Fed.gov.au Federal Government

Some

Access to federal government information sites, services and documents
Florabase Botany
Western Australian Flora. Over 21,000 plant names and descriptions
FreePatentsOnline Patents

Some

US, European, Japanese and World Patents
Google Scholar Multidisciplinery A web search engine that indexes the full-text of scholarly information
Groundwater Protection & Restoration Group Groundwater

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An international centre of excellence for research on groundwater. Provides links to summaries or full text of publications and also contact details for authors
HighWire Press Multidisciplinery

Yes

Over 6 million full-text articles from more than 1200 professional journals
IBIDS Database Dietary Supplements International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements. Citations and abstracts only
INIS Nuclear Information

Some

International Information System produced by the International Atomic Energy Agency
IPAustralia Australian Intellectual Property including Patents and Trademarks

Bibliographic information

Provides subject access to Australian patents but not full text yet. The database is under development
ISI Highly Cited Top Cited Scientists Top half a percent of most highly cited world scientists. Information and publication list
MareDoc Marine Research

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Access to Worldwide documents relating to Marine Research created by German Society for Marine Research and Carl von Ossietzky University
Mindat.org Mineralogy The largest mineral database and mineralogical website on the internet. Includes full descriptions, photos and locations
Mineralogy Database Mineral descriptions and data Descriptions of nearly 4500 minerals including crystallography, crystal structure X-Ray diffraction data, properties and classification
National Pollutant Inventory Pollution in Australia Some
Information on 93 toxic substance emissions in Australia
News Directory . Com Current Events A directory of worldwide newspapers available online which can be searched by country
Public Library of Science - PLOS Scientific journals Yes Peer reviewed science and medical journals full-text online
PubMed Medicine Some Includes a freely available version of Medline and more. A key resource in health and medicine
SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System Astronomy, Physics & Computer Science Some Operated by the Smithsonian Astrological Observatory and includes access to NASA research and links to the ArXiv.org website with over half a million e-prints
Science.gov US Government reports Some Includes Department of Energy and US Geological Survey reports
Scirus Scientific Research A search engine providing access to worldwide scientific literature available on the web
USPTO US Patents Yes
Full text of US patents since 1976
Weblaw Law Subject gateway to legal resources on the Internet with an emphasis on Australia
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