*Inclusion of links on this page is based on the individual judgement of various USP librarians, and does not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of USP. For links to selected websites related to the Pacific go here.
Emalus Library guide to searching and researching on the Internet
A collection of guides and tips for accurate searching on the Internet.
Finding Information on the Internet: a Tutorial
Outstanding tutorial website that is useful both for the beginner and the experienced Internet user.
The Internet Detective
Designed to help students develop the critical thinking required for their Internet research. Offers practical advice on evaluating the quality of websites and highlights the need for care when selecting online information sources
Search Engine Watch
Search engine reviews, how to search for best results plus much more.
Organizes your results suggesting related searches
Set limits, domains, add field for a custom search
Searches inside millions of digitized books
Citation search for academic books and journal articles
Popular directory allows searching my category
Meta-Search Engines (for deep Web searching)
Combined results from a variety of search engines
Single source to search web, audio, video, news
Uses language grouping to search tweets, blogs as well as web search
Menu drive, mobile enabled, heavy use of apps
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Other General Reference Material
Contains full colour physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
Outstanding free collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries and reference sources. Highly recommended.
Brief entries on more than 28,000 important historical figures
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Search the world's most authoritative encyclopedia online. Excellent resource.
The Encyclopedia of Earth
An electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.
Internet Public Library
Includes directories of online texts, newspapers, magazines, reference materials; plus special sections for youth and teens. The comprehensive reference section includes almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and news coverage.
Citation and Style Guides
American Psychological Association in detail from Purdue.edu
The most versatile system from Queensland University
Modern Language Association for the Arts & Humanities
Guide to several citation formats and styles
Covers everything from classical to garage rock. Search on personal names, biographies, albums, reviews, etc. at this massive site.
American Psychological Association
Website of the largest professional organisation for psychology in the US. Offers the latest news and selected articles from psychology journals. Topics include depression, addictions, bullying, personality disorders, etc..
Information and analysis on critical common issues in the Pacific
Educator's Reference Desk
Gives access to 2,000+ lesson plans,and education information on ERIC.
Provides tools, lesson plans, activities, articles, and professional development for teachers
Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
Covers areas in the field of international relations and security, such as hard facts on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and conventional weapons holding, nuclear weapons, chronology, statistics and other reference data.
Combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.
International Centre for Research and Study on Tourism (CIRET)
Comprehensive international tourism research source.
Library of Economics and Liberty
Browse the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, compendium of online classic texts, reading lists by topic, data sources, more. Superb.
New Scientist Science Links
Excellent selection of online resources across all subject areas in both the sciences and social sciences.
Pacific Institute of Public Policy
Independent think-tank serving Pacific Island communities, including country reports
Information for children and adults about physics. The site features a database of refereed physics websites that are searchable by "natural language query software (EasyAsk)" and that are ranked by age and level of physics knowledge. The site also provides interactive features about the history of physics and physicists and about physics in everyday life. From the Institute of Physics, an "international professional body and learned society."
Smithsonian: Spotlight on Science
Weekly newsletter from the Smithsonian Institution providing information about the "latest cutting-edge research by Smithsonian Scientists." Topics include space travel, astronomy, "bar coding" gene sequences, and biodiversity. Each issue also includes a bibliography with links to selected material. Newsletters date back to 2003.
Aims to provide a trusted source of selected, high quality Internet information for students, academics, researchers and practitioners in the social sciences, business and law. The Catalogue points to thousands of resources, and each one has been selected and described by a librarian or academic. The catalogue is browsable or searchable by subject area. Recommended.
Third World Network
Perspective on issues facing developing countries including trade, human rights, the environment, biodiversity, "indigenous knowledge," conflict, and gender.
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Information on worldwide earthquake activity, earthquake science, and earthquake hazard reduction.
Voice of the Shuttle
Highly developed portal that "models the way the humanities are organized for research and teaching as well as the way they are adapting to social, cultural, and technological changes." Lots of resources.
World Weather Information Service
Home of the World Meteorological Organisation on the Web. Presents official weather observations, weather forecasts and climate data for over 1000 cities worldwide.
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB)
US Library of Congress Country Studies
Comprehensive, very detailed description of historical, social, political, and economic conditions for 101 countries and regions. Highly recommended.
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Provides access to up-to-date, objective and reliable statistical information. All statistics on this web site can now be accessed free of charge.
Provides access to official Australian government information and services, including migrating, studying, or working in Australia.
New Zealand Government
Provides access to official New Zealand government information and services, including migrating, studying, or working in New Zealand.
The World Factbook [CIA's Country Profiles]
Profiles countries including detailed coverage of government, legal systems, politics and economy.
Selected International Organisations
Asian Development Bank
Human Rights Watch
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
International Monetary Fund
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
World Trade Organisation (WTO) (see also WTO Documents Online)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
United Nations Environment Programme
Gateway site to newspaper, magazine, radio and TV sites from around the globe grouped by country. Includes a keyword search facility. Recommended.
Powered by the Google search engine. This site allows you to search and browse 4500 continuously updated news sites. Homepage gives comprehensive worldwide news coverage from a variety of courses. Simply the best news site on the Web!
Quick access to newspapers without providing publication details and information
Brings together national and international newspapers and magazines. The site is easy to use with effective drop down menus.
Yahoo Daily News
Daily news from Reuters, AP, CNN, 30 day archive
Selected International Media and Newspapers
English version of the Arabic-language news network
Arts and Letters Daily (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Asia Times (Asia)
BBC News (UK)
Le Monde (Fr)
Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) Provides timely translations from Middle East media sources.
New York Times (USA)
Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal online editorials) (USA)
Stratfor.com (USA) Intelligent coverage and analysis of current global events.
The Times (UK)
Washington Post (USA)
Selected Magazines and Journals (fulltext and free)
Australian Journal of Management
ARC rank A level, archived and searchable
Business Week Online
Complete contents of current issue, both domestic (US) and international editions.
Chronicle of Higher Education
Articles and commentary on contemporary education issues. (US)
Online journal looking at the latest developments in computing and cyberspace.
In-depth economic news and analysis from around the world. Latest issue in full text.
"What's new in research."
Collected Articles from the Institute of Physics
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
Influential regional journal, archived from 2004
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Full text access to Stanford University's outstanding journal.
Journal of Information Technology Education
Journal of Pacific History
Top journal for Pacific area studies, accessible through Informaworld
Journal of Pacific Studies
USP edited and produced scholarly publication
Excerpts and interactive features from the world famous magazine.
One of the world's leading general science magazines. Highly recommended.
General-interest current events. Contains the full text of current articles.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration
(Current issue, back issues, plus an excellent search facility) Recommended.
SciTech Daily Review
Outstanding selection of links to fulltext articles from the world's foremost online scientific publications. Fast to download. Very highly recommended
Widely read electronic magazine. Focus is on politics and culture.
English version of the prominent German magazine.
Tech Central Station
"Where free markets meet technology."
Contains the full text of articles / Time Archives index.