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Natural Sciences: Core Academic Resources

Core Resources

The following are a collection of databases and resources that will help you start your research into the field. They cover all topics in Natural Sciences as well as multidisciplinary fields that cross into other subjects in science. Use these resources to broadly search the topic, or find relations between the different areas in the field.  

For more focused research have a look into the subject pages for more databases, journals, tools and resources directly relating to those topics. 

Academic Databases

Databases are a more subject focused collection of academically published materials. Here are some of the databases that cover the topics of Natural Sciences. 

Recommended Databases

These databases are a good starting point if you want to search for scholarly information that relates to science and the natural sciences. It's recommended to start with one of these with your database searching. 

Databases are a more subject focused collection of academically published materials. Here are some of the databases that cover the topics of Natural Sciences. 

Specialised Databases and Collections

These databases focus in on a particular range of topics in natural sciences. Use these if you need to search more narrowly. 

See your specific subject pages for which databases you should use to search within just your subject.

Citation Metrics are a measure of how many times a resource has been used or 'cited' in other works, and where they have been cited. If you are looking for impactful research or highly ranked Journals use these services to compare. 

Abstract and citation databases are services that present the citation connections of published articles in a field and compare their citation indexes with other published works. 

You can use the following databases to look for well cited research, literature or authors. 

Videos and Interactive Tools

Professional Associations and Organisations

Standards and Legislations

Use the following links to access Australian and International standards or Australian State and Federal Legislation. 

Standards

 

Access Australian and International Standards

You can access a range of Australian and International Standards using the following databases:

Legislation

Australian State and Federal Legislation

Use the following databases to access Australian State (WA) and Federal (Commonwealth) legislation.