Thursday, April 24, 2008


Would you like to network and collaborate with scholars in your discipline from around the world? Sign up to Pronetos to create or join an online community in your field of interest. Click on the articles link to access interesting papers lodged by scholars from a range of disciplines.

Eden Project

The Eden Project is based near Cornwall, England, and is dedicated to exploring and sharing information about people's relationship with and dependence upon plants for food, clothes, shelter and medicines etc. But it is much more than that. It is also a creative space which shares environmental messages via a blending of art and science. Check out the website for more information!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Australia 2020

The official website for the Australia 2020 Summit which was held on the 19 and 20 April. Read the initial report as well as information about the participants and the 10 Topics which were the focus of the Summit.


Don't forget, if you are looking for full-text news articles from the last 10 years from a range of national and regional Australian newspapers, Newstext can help! Click on "News Services" to access the username and password to access the site.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative

This is a really interesting site which provides links to examples of electronic cultural atlases. A cultural atlas is "a matrix of spatial and temporal information with associated cultural information or attributes." Browse the cultural atlases by region, country or city or explore the projects being undertaken.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

International Journal of Wildland Fire

Library@EPA is pleased to announce we have reinstated our subscription to The International Journal of Wildland Fire.

This online journal publishes articles on "basic and applied aspects of wildland fire science including, but not confined to, ecological impact, modelling fire and its effects, and management of fire... The Journal has an international perspective, since wildland fire plays a major social, economic and ecological role around the globe."


Library@EPA is pleased to announce the addition of a new database, GreenFILE, from EBSCOhost.

"GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for approximately 295,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,600 records."

Try it today!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Integrated Botanical Information System

"IBIS, the Integrated Botanical Information System, is a single relational database that links the data held in the various collections of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, the Australian National Herbarium, the Australian Plant Image Index and the Australian Plant Name Index." From this one site access plant names, photographs, collaborative projects and more!

OECD/EEA Economic Instruments Database

Looking for information on instruments used for environmental policy and natural resource management?

This database, developed by the OECD and European Environment Agency, provides information on "environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permit systems, deposit refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies and voluntary approaches used in environmental policy in OECD Member countries, EEA member countries and countries otherwise co-operating with EEA, not being members of OECD."

To search, select an environmental domain, issue or theme (water pollution, air pollution, climate change, etc.). Next, select one or more countries by placing a "tick" next to the relevant flags which appear. Then, click on "Submit" to obtain the information available.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

eJournal USA: The Greening of U.S. Corporations

"This issue of eJournal USA delves into what those familiar with the history of the environmental movement in the United States might see as a surprising trend — the way U.S. corporations in recent years have embraced environmentally friendly ways of doing business. What prompts a corporation to “go green”?"

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


FUMSI publishes artcles, tools, and a monthly magazine, to give you practical help with information skills. Under How do I FUMSI?, click on the individual sections to find tips for finding, using, managing and sharing information.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Rubbish Free Year

Join New Zealand couple, Matthew and Waveney, as they rise to the challenge of spending a year without creating any rubbish. Lots of ideas, statistics and links included.