Science & technology eresources

Find articles and ebooks from home about computer science as well as general science.

To access eresources from home, you need to be a Victorian resident with a current State Library card. To obtain a card, join the Library.

ProQuest Science
ProQuest Science is a selection of ProQuest 5000 databases relating to science and technology, including computing and telecommunications, medicine, and environmental science.

Full text for over 5000 journals (from 1975 onwards), reference books, photos and maps. Includes some peer-reviewed titles. Wide subject range, including science and technology, with both international coverage and some Australian material.

General OneFile (Gale)
Full-text news and journal articles on a wide range of topics across all subjects. Includes selected encyclopaedias and specialised reference e-books from Gale Virtual Reference Library. Broad range with mainly international coverage and some Australian material.

Informit Science and Engineering Databases
Australian and New Zealand engineering, architecture, building, chemistry and nuclear science information. Includes Informit Engineering Collection, Australian Public Affairs - Full Text, Australian Architecture Database, Building and Construction (1989-Feb 2002), Australian Engineering Database, Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Information, Chemical Engineering Reference User Bibliography and the Australian Transport Index.

JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive
Full-text digitised back issues of important journals covering all subjects from the first issue (some as early as 1700). Currency of the articles varies, with most within 1 to 5 years of the current issue.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

Oxford Reference Online Premium Science Resources
Information on astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, ecology, medicine, physics, zoology and the history of science.

Computer Source (EBSCO)
Find the latest information and current trends in advanced technology, with full text for more than 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for over 400 publications. Topics covered include computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics and software.

Gale Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
This database answers environmentally-related inquiries with articles from more than 700 journals and reference content. Coverage includes environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, and corporate interests.

Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS)
Produced under the auspices of the UN/UNESCO Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, this encyclopedia is an integrated compendium of encyclopedias and ebooks that aims to aggregate knowledge about life on earth; the impacts of human society and economy; and the sustainability of the earth's natural environment. Note: Please ensure that cookies are enabled in your browser settings.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online 
This edition includes extensive science and technology information, with access to the full text of this well-known encyclopaedia, as well as magazine and journal articles, websites and multimedia.

More eresources

Some of the Library's journal article and ebooks databases, and all of the Library's CD-ROMs, are only available from computers within the Library building. You can explore the subject menu which lists these. Many useful free websites are also included. 

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