Sites sites sites!

Posted on November 26, 2010. Filed under: Web sites | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A selection of sites I have added this month to our Delicious account: is an Australian blog about digital publishing, e-reading, related gadgets and the future of the book

Birds Australia offers loads information and resources on Australian birds.

Bike Map – Penrith ~ Windsor ~ Blue Mountains from the RTA, pdf download of the cycleway map for Penrith, Windsor and the Blue Mountains

RTA cycleway maps Links to pdf downloadable cycleway maps in metropolitan and regional NSW.

blekko Search engine with results tweaked by humans to hopefully reduce links to spam pages: you can tilt your search results in the direction you like by using a category of bias, like ‘liberal’ or ‘conservative.’ Categorisation lists are applied by appending a ‘slashtag.’

NSW Multicultural Health Free downloadable multilingual health information in up to 45 languages

Early exlorers in Australia (eBook) From log-books and journals, this book by Ida Lee was first published in 1925. A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook

Vaughan Evans Digital Library: Australian National Maritime Museum The Vaughan Evans Library is the research library of the Australian National Maritime Museum. Access electronic magazines, books and registers of shipping via their digital library

Friends of Blackheath Pool and Memorial Park The blog of the Friends of Blackheath Pool & Memorial Park

Legal Books Online A selection of up-to-date legal information books available online, page maintained by Find Legal Answers, a service of State Library of NSW. Includes selected chapters from the latest edition of the Law Handbook.

artfiles: Artfiles is the key portal to the world of the arts in Western Sydney. Information on artists, cultural organisations, art funding and education in the region. Includes Blue Mountains information.

climatechange2010.pdf: The Science of Climate Change – Q & A,  from the Australian Academy of Science 2010.

The Naked Scientists Online: Science Podcast and Science Radio Show. The Naked Scientists are a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public

Study Search Australia An Australian customised educational search engine for students with primary and secondary options.


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Men’s Health: movember and information resources

Posted on October 15, 2010. Filed under: Libraries and Librarians, Web sites | Tags: , , , |



Each year in November, moustaches are sprouting with the sole aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo growing efforts. The rules are simple: register online and start the month of Movember clean shaven, before growing a Mo. 

Access the Movember Australia web site here.

And librarians of course are not left out, for we have the Mo-brarians:

Mo-brarian [moh-brair-ee-uhn] – noun – 1. a male working in a library environment, who has hair growing on the upper lip, allowed to grow without shaving, and often trimmed in various shapes – 2. a person of either gender, trained in library work and dedicated to changing the face of men’s health.

Check out the Mo-brarians blog here

Men’s Health information resources

Andrology Australia:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet:

Beyond Blue:


Men’s Awareness Network:

Department of Veterans Affairs Men’s Health Peer Education:

Mensline Australia:

Men’s sheds:

myDr (Men’s Health Centre):`shealth

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia:

Consumer Health Complete: Men’s Health topic 

New title in our ANF collection: The A-Z of men’s health and well-being.

General health resources: Our Health bookmarks on Delicious; ANF and REF Health sections where you will find new up-to-date titles, Consumer Health Complete on the Premium Sites page;


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Health Reference

Posted on September 22, 2010. Filed under: Books, Reference, Web sites | Tags: , , |

Health information online

We have many resources available to us in order to complete health enquiries. Apart from the material you will find in the 610s in ANF and in Reference, there are many reputable online resources available.

Web sites:

I have added a collection of good Health web sites to our Delicious account. Check them out here.

The following are included in the Delicious selection and are well worth exploring when you get the chance: MedlinePlus (US), Health Insite (Aus), Lab Tests Online (Aus), Patients UK.

Premium Sites:

And of course, we have the Consumer Health Complete database. Access it here.

Mayo Clinic Family Health Book

Recently added to Reference, this health title  presents authoritative, current medical information for each family member from newborn to elderly. The editors have arranged the material in six broad divisions: living well, common conditions and concerns through life’s stages, making sense of your symptoms, first aid and emergency care, diseases and disorders, tests and treatments.  Copies at all branches (R613/May).


The Gale encyclopedia of surgery and medical tests (new)

Written for patients and students by experts in the field, The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests provides coverage of approximately 450 surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics, such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications and postoperative care. Additional features include full-color illustrations and photographs, bibliographies of further reading sources, a glossary of medical terminology and a comprehensive index. Copies held at Katoomba and Springwood Reference (R 617 GAL)



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Australia’s Health 2010

Posted on June 25, 2010. Filed under: Reference | Tags: , , , |

Australia’s Health Report 2010 has been released and is freely available online as pdf. It’s the premier source of statistics and commentary on: determinants of health and keys to prevention; diseases and injury; how health varies across population groups; health across the life stages; health services, expenditure and workforce; the health sector’s performance. The report and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare web site are useful tools for HSC PDHPE students and anyone interested in Health. Both links are bookmarked on our Delicious account: you can use the PDHPE, HSC or Health tags to find them.

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