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.
  • 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.
  • Envirolink
    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
  • BiologyBrowser
    Produced by Thomson Reuters, BiologyBrowser offers access to evaluated and curated digital resources of interest to the scientific researcher.
  • 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.
  • Webphysics
    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.
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.
  • 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.
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 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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Malaysian Newspapers
World's Online Newspapers Directory