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CIAP Subject Guides

Aboriginal Health, Allied Health, Chronic Disease, Clinical Decision Support, Continuing Professional Development, Emergency Care, Maternity Services, Medicines, Mental Health, Nursing, Paediatrics, Public Health

General Reference

Directory of Open Access Journals : Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages

Scirus : The most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. With over 460 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.

Virtual Medical Centre : Has useful research articles including health and mental health as well as research news.

Google Scholar can be useful alternative to the library databases; can find some grey literature, etc.

Libertas Academica is the publisher of 87 peer reviewed medical and scientific journals. 81 are open access and 6 are pay-per-view or subscription only. Libertas also provides reprints, supplement publication, figure creation and re-drawing and manuscript editing. Book and event promotion services are under development for launch in 2012. Libertas was founded in 2005.

Free Medical Journals

MESH browser for Medical Subject headings

SUMSearch 2 : Searches Medline, DARE etc

CometDocs : Data conversion and free online media conversions

Indigenous links


Australian Indigenous Health Infonet

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Health Practice Resources : a new subset of the Indigenous HealthInfonet

Indigenous Education Research Database

Online Books (free)

Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol & drug work

Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice, THE text, “edited by Nola Purdie, Pat Dudgeon and Roz Walker was released in July 2010. It was developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Kulunga Research Network, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research with funding through the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The book offers a high quality, comprehensive examination of issues and strategies influencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and social and emotional wellbeing”.

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