Explore Internet Resources

Explore Other Internet Resources

This section consists of relevant sites of high quality that are available free of charge via the Internet. It has been created to reduce the level of frustration of DISTED Library users in their struggle to identify Internet resources that are comprehensive, up to date and authoritative.

Google Book Search
This Google website allows you search inside millions of books. Besides being able to see basic bibliographic information about the book you can also see a few sentences showing your search term in context. If the book is out of copyright, viewers are  be able to view and download the entire book. It is projected that in  2010 the number of scanned digital books in this collection is likely well over ten million.

Google Scholar
“… provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.”


“The biggest multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet. This website has grown into an immensely useful resource for background information on many subjects and can serve as a quick reference for any number of facts. Wikipedia also preserves the debate and discourse around a particular subject and users are advised to view the history pages and the discussion pages to see the discourse which produced the current entry. Users are advised to be familiar with the topic in question, and to consult other sources to verify the information they are finding. This will allow them to evaluate whether the topic’s entry is authoritative or whether the entry represents shallow thinking, debates over interpretation, and the settling of scores.”

A Web of Online Dictionaries
This site is a tapestry of dictionaries and related language resources and provides links to more than 400 dictionaries in 130 languages.

The World Factbook
This online version of the CIA The World Factbook includes a great deal of information about the geography , demographics, government, and economy of more than 265 world entities.

Infoplease: All the Knowledge You Need
This is a ready reference site to find basic information about a variety of subjects.
It provides access to the contents of an encyclopaedia, a dictionary an atlas and several almanacs.

American Psychological Association Style Guide
This tutorial which shows users “how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, “ also includes guidelines on “how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.” (APA webpage viewed 30 September 2012.)

Staffordshire University Library RefZone – Helping You Reference Correctly
This website “will help you with all your referencing needs” throughout your study for the Staffordshire University business degree programme. Scroll down the website “to understand what referencing is, how to reference and examples from a selection of referencing styles used at the university”.

SACE Guidelines for Referencing
The examples of referencing used in this guide are based on the Harvard referencing system, also known as the Author–Date system.

These sites provide links to electronic texts of older classics, reference sources and some copyrighted titles.

The Online Books Page
“Listing over 2 million free books on the Web”.

Project Gutenberg

This project has sought to put paper editions of older literary works that are in the public domain into electronic format. So far more than 36,000 ebooks in HTML, simple text and other formats can be accessed.

Publishers of English Language Teaching materials have taken advantage of the Internet to give free access to high quality, up to date information and flexible resources including support materials to English Language teachers and professionals

You can join the Oxford University Press ELT Oxford Teachers’ Club for immediate access to lively, practical and informative materials to download and use. These include practical lesson ideas, worksheets, flashcards, games, articles and teaching tips, helpful advice from authors, guidance on teaching techniques and materials for professional support, and articles on debates on current ELT issues. The site also provides access to free downloadable books, a glossary of ELT terms and an online searchable Oxford Advanced Learners dictionary.
The site guides in the selection of the right materials by providing access to a comprehensive catalogue, downloadable sample units from selected courses and video clips and interactive multimedia demos.

The site also provides access to free language practice materials for students to use with selected ELT books, interactive sound charts to practise pronunciation, and interactive games, quizzes, and wordlists to improve vocabulary and pronunciation.

Macmillan is one leading publisher with over 150 years of publishing experience. They publish high quality teaching and supplementary materials at all levels. This dedicated website for ELT is a gateway to large variety of teaching materials and resources.

Resources for teachers and students who use Penguin readers for active reading.


Pearson English Language Teaching (ELT) courses and resources to make English teaching e

Cambridge International Examinations
Provides Cambridge International AS and A Level teaching support and resource materials for every subject.

Xtreme Papers
Access past years exam papers, including marking schemes, examiners reports, syllabus, etc on Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, Law, and Psychology.

Cambridge International AS and A Levels
Find syllabuses, past papers, mark schemes and other resources.

S-Cool the Revision Website
This is an site for A-level revision on all the subjects.

The Student Room
“The UK’s biggest student community. Boost your grades, learn with free study tools … “

This website of the SACE Board of South Australia that administers the SACE program has links to “…key documents such as subject outlines and learning and assessment plans, to past examination papers and assessment reports, and a range of support materials… “

SACE Guidelines for Referencing
The examples of referencing used in this guide are based on the Harvard referencing system, also known as the Author–Date system.

Provides links to thousands of online environmental information resources. You can get access to many good sites from here.

National Library for the Environment
This site, which is developed and maintained by the National Council for Science and the Environment,  provides objective, scientifically sound advice on a wide range of environmental issues. It has the text of more that 2000 short nontechnical US Congressional Research Service Reports on topics such as biodiversity, pollution and population.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This huge database is up-to-date and extensively cross-referenced to other relevant sites.

The WWW Virtual Library: Biosciences
This site reflects the selectivity and the perspectives of the volunteers who maintain it and is a useful starting point for individuals who want to explore the area of biosciences.

Internet Directory for Botany
The Internet Directory of Botany is an index to botanical information available on the Internet

“Produced by Thomson Reuters, BiologyBrowser offers access to evaluated and curated digital resources of interest to the scientific researcher.”

Links to over 7, 000 Internet chemistry resources.

Royal Society of Chemistry Interactive Table
This interactive periodic table “features history, alchemy, podcasts, videos, and data trends across the periodic table”.

Math Archives
This is a resource that provides a wide range of links to teaching materials and topics in mathematics such as algebra, calculus, fractals, geometry and trignometry.

Math Forum: Internet Mathematics Library
The collections in this site represent good Internet resources on every topic in Mathematics.

S.O.S. Mathematics
“The perfect study site for high school, college students … to do your homework, refresh your memory, prepare for a test… “.

Institute of Physics; Teaching advanced Physics
“This website contains detailed ideas and resources for teaching physics to students aged 16–19. The site aims to help those new to teaching this age group, and assumes only a limited access to equipment, resources, and advice from experienced colleagues. It is not intended to constrain the development of other equally valid approaches. The resources may be downloaded and adapted according to your own requirements.” (extract from website accessed 8 September 2014)

This site has been created to disseminate the teaching and learning of physics using the technology of the web.

Cornell University: Building the Digital Earth
This is an interactive digital map of the world that allows us to visualise and learn about the effective integration of geography, geology and geophysics.

How Stuff Works
This site “demystify the world” by providing access to hundreds of clear, reliable articles which explain on how everything around us works. The variety of topics is very wide and includes science, health, electronics, travel and people.

This is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and includes over 19 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. It also includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

AEGIS: AIDS Education Global Information System
is one of the most comprehensive HIV/AIDS sites on the web and is the “largest free-access virtual AIDS library on earth … consists of more than 1.3 million articles.”

Webopedia: Online Computer Dictionary for Computer and Internet Terms and Definitions
“… free online dictionary for words, phrases and abbreviations that are related to computer and Internet technology.“

Programmer’s Heaven
“This site is dedicated to programmers all over the world … main goal is to provide a complete starting point for programming related web surfing, file downloading and interaction.”

Staffordshire University MyAthens login
Collection of Staffordshire University Library e-resources that DISTED students doing the Staffordshire University business degree programs can access.

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
The IFRS Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit private sector organisation working in the public interest. One of its objectives is to develop a single set of high quality, understandable, enforceable and globally accepted IFRSs through its standard-setting body, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). IASB has been issuing new standards more frequently in recent years as the body of knowledge in accounting has been changing.

DISTED Library  subscribes to the electronic consolidated edition of the full set of standards, (eIFRS) including implementation guidance and the basis for conclusions. (Note: Contact chieflib@disted.edu.my to access the standards including implementation guidance and the basis for conclusions.)

International Federation of Accountants
IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession. The site provides access to selected accountancy publications.

Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
The MIA is empowered by law as the authoritative body regulating the accounting profession in Malaysia. The website provides access to standards, guidelines and other publications related to the profession as well as to their journal Accountant Today, and the syllabi, study guides and exam questions for their qualifying examinations.

CPA Australia
This is the website of CPA Australia, the company and business name for the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (ASCPA). It provides information on all aspects of accounting , including its application in the private and public sector. It also has links to its related bodies in the South East Asian region.

Access provided in collaboration with HELP University and is restricted to DISTED lecturers and students of the HELP University Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) programme. (Note: Contact Head of School / Programme Coordinator to get the user ID and password.)

Provides access to EBSCOhost databases related to psychology, including 5 databases produced by the American Psychological Association:

    From the American Psychological Association (APA), and is a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 153,000 articles from nearly 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA), its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to the present and nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.2. PsycBOOKS
    From the American Psychological Association (APA), and includes over 38,000 chapters in PDF from over 2,500 books, published by the APA and other distinguished publishers, including digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection . It also contains over 1,600classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s, and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.3. PsycCRITIQUES
    Produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), and is a database of full-text book reviews featuring current scholarly and professional books in psychology. It also publishes reviews from a psychological perspective of popular films and trade books, and includes approximately 40,000 reviews dating back to 1956.4. PsycEXTRA
    Produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), and is a bibliographic and full-text companion to the scholarly PsycINFO database. The document types included in PsycEXTRA consist of technical, annual and government reports, conference papers, newsletters, magazines, newspapers, consumer brochures and more. It contains around 200,000 records that are not indexed in any other APA database.
  2. PsycINFO
    American Psychological Association’s (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3 million records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s with one of the highest DOI matching rates in the publishing industry. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to the present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages.
  3. Child Development and Adolescent Studies
    Produced by NISC (National Information Services Corporation, USA) and is today’s source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. Book reviews and abstracts from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations covering biomedical and social sciences worldwide are indexed. More than 342,000 records are included with over 10,000 new records added each year.7. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
    A comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world’s largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

HN : hospitalitynet
“All of hospitality on the Net!”

New Straits Times
Covers national and business news.

The Star
English-language daily published in two editions covering the northern states of Penang, Kedah, Perlis, and northern Perak and two editions covering the rest of the country.

Berita Harian
Daily news in bahasa Malaysia

Malaysian National News Agency.

Daily express
Independent national newspaper of East Malaysia.

Dinamani Tamil Daily
Electronic news in Tamil.

Harakah Daily
Newspaper with Islamic emphasis. In Bahasa Malaysia and English.

Harian Metro
Daily news in Bahasa Malaysia.

Kwong Wah Yit Poh
Malaysian Chinese Daily.

Nanyang Siang Pau
Malaysian Chinese newspaper.

Guang Ming Daily
Malaysian news in Chinese.

Utusan Malaysia
Online news in bahasa Malaysia

Thousands of world newspapers at your fingertips”