Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Open Atmospheric Science Journal

The Open Atmospheric Science Journal is an Open Access, peer reviewed online journal, which publishes research articles, reviews, and letters in all areas of climate research and atmospheric science.

Earth Trends Environmental Information

"Earth Trends is an online collection of information regarding the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world...[It] offers the public a large breadth of statistical, graphic, and analytical data in easily accessible formats."

NB The information is free, but after three searches the site does require you to register

World Wide Science

World Wide Science is a global science gateway — accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases. Databases you can search simultaneously include the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information and Science.gov (US).

Thursday, November 22, 2007

OzCoast and OzEstuaries website

The OzCoast and OzEstuaries website provides access to the largest central source of coastal information and data in Australia. Included is a new Geology and Geomorphology module with 3D models and shallow water benthic habitat mapping case studies, an Environmental Management module and new information sheets on coastal issues related to climate change as well as the science underpinning commonly used estuary and coastal indicators. The name OzCoast and OzEstuaries is transitional and the site will assume the name OzCoasts in July 2008.

Selecting weed replacement plants for use by frugivorous birds

Australia's Weeds CRC has developed a web-based tool to help gardeners and land managers choose native plants to replace weeds with fleshy fruit, such as camphor laurel and lantana, which have become an accessible food source for native birds.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Open Fish Science Journal

The Open Fish Science Journal is an Open Access online journal, which publishes research articles, letters and reviews in all areas of fish science, including shellfish, molluscs and crustaceans and on fisheries research.

Queensland Environmental Practice Reporter

The QEPR is a joint venture between the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the Queensland Environmental Law Association (QELA) and began in 1995.

We are happy to announce we have reinstated our subscription to the QEPR.

To access the QEPR online, click on the following link:
Queensland Environmental Practice Reporter
There is a Username and Password to access the full text.
Username: EPAlibrary
Password: library01
Enter details in the Member Login box at the bottom left of the screen, then click on the Issue you are interested in (the library has access to vols. 7,8 & 9 and 13).
Note that as part of this subscription you can also access QELA conference proceedings from the 'Annual Conference' link.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Corporate Leadership Council (CLC)

The CLC is a research tool that can support organisations with research on HR issues such as employee engagement and retention, performance management, leadership development and diversity.

Membership Details
The Office of the Public Service Commissioner has arranged a one-year membership for the Queensland Public Sector with financial assistance from Qld Health, Department of Public Works, Qld Transport, Main Roads and QR Ltd. As a member, Qld public servants have unlimited access to all CLC facilities.

How do I access the CLC?
Firstly obtain a username and password by following these simple steps:

Visit the Corporate Leadership Council website
Click on ‘Get a username and password’
Complete the form
Click ‘Submit’
You will receive an email with your login information within one business day

Contact library@epa.qld.gov.au for more information.

Friday, November 9, 2007


Chipwrapper searches a variety of newspapers and news sources in the UK, including BBS, The Scotsman, The Telegraph, and The Times.

Intute: Science, engineering & technology

Intute: Science, engineering & technology is a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research, evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists. It covers the physical sciences, engineering, computing, geography, mathematics and environmental science. The database currently contains 33696 records.


PLoS ONE is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication which features reports of primary research from all disciplines within science and medicine.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Conservation and society

A new ejournal

Australian Policy Online

A great website for keeping up-to-date with new reports

Need to access the Queensland Government Gazette?

The most recent four issues of the Queensland Government Gazette are available full-text online.

The library holds hard copy Government Gazettes for the last four years. If you need to access an earlier issue, we can source it for you.

Contact the library for further assistance

Environment Complete

Environment Complete is a full-text database covering a wide range of environmental topics, including ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, and urban planning.

It contains full-text for more than 600 journals and 100 books