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.

General & Reference
  • Google Book Search
    This 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 able to view and download the entire book.
  • Google Scholar
    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.
  • Wikipedia
    The biggest multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet.
  • 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.
Citation Styles
Electronic Full Texts

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.
  • Open Library
    Currently this website  offers over 1.7 million public domain books in PDF, ePub, DAISY, DjVu and ASCII text through their affiliation with the Internet Archive.
  • Open Textbook Library
    “Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. The library currently includes about 800 textbooks, with more being added all the time.”
  • PDF Drive
    PDF Drive is a search engine for PDF files. As of September 2020. They have  about 80 million eBooks to download for free.
  • Project Gutenberg
    This project has sought to put paper editions of older literary works that are in the public domain into electronic format.
  • OpenStax Textbooks
    OpenStax publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks that are absolutely free online and low cost in print. For all our available formats, visit openstax.org and select the subject that interests you.
English Language Teaching

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.

  • Oxford University Press ELT Oxford Teachers’ Club
    Join 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.
  • http://www.onestopenglish.com
  • Macmillan
    A 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.
  • http://www.penguinreaders.com
    Resources for teachers and students who use Penguin readers for active reading.
  • https://www.pearsonelt.com/
    Pearson English Language Teaching (ELT) courses and resources to make English teaching easier.
Cambridge International A & AS Level
SACE International: South Australian Certificate of Education

(formerly known as SAM: South Australian Matriculation)

  • SACE Board of South Australia
    This website 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.
Biology
  • Envirolink
    Provides links to thousands of online environmental information resources. You can get access to many good sites from here.
  • Sustainable Communities Online
    The initiatives and resources on this website have been selected to help you learn about ways to make your community healthier, safer, greener, more livable, and more prosperous..
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    This huge database is up-to-date and extensively cross-referenced to other relevant sites.
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics
  • Institute of Physics; Teaching advanced Physics
    This website contains detailed ideas and resources for teaching physics to students aged 16–19.
  • 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.
Health Sciences
  • PubMed
    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.
Computer Sciences
Business / Accounting
  • Staffordshire University MyAthens login
    Collection of Staffordshire University Library e-resources that DISTED students doing the Staffordshire University business degree programs can access.
  • 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.
Psychology
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
    Provides information on a comprehensive range of psychology topics including careers, and APA style.
  • HELP University Digital Library
    Access provided in collaboration with HELP University and is restricted to DISTED lecturers and students of the HELP University Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) programme. Contact Head of School / Programme Coordinate to get the user ID and password.
Hospitality
Malaysian Newspapers
World's Online Newspapers Directory