Guides Categorised: Science and Technology

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    Climate Change

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    Introduction Climate change refers to significant, long-term changes in the global climate. The global climate is the connected system of sun, earth and oceans, wind, rain and snow, forests, deserts and savannas, and everything people do, too. Changes in the global climate and resultant changes to land areas, oceans and coastal regions impact us and… Read more »

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    100 General Reference eBooks on Overdrive

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    Introduction This resource guide features 100 digital reference titles specially selected from the NLB OverDrive* platform. The titles fall into three broad subject categories: Business Science and Technology Social Sciences and Humanities Covering key topics such as business management, sustainability, energy sources, culture and social media, these 100 ebooks are a convenient way to access… Read more »

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    Education, Training & Lifelong Learning

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    Introduction Globalisation, technological change and innovation, changes in work organisations, environmental change and demographic changes are affecting many traditional jobs and employment relations as well as creating new job opportunities in emerging industries and economies. Skills requirements are changing rapidly due to these structural shifts. A large number of educated American workers see a greater… Read more »

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    Economic & Productivity Growth

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    Introduction Paul Krugman in The Age of Diminished Expectations, famously wrote, “Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything”. This holds true, as increasing living standards depend on increasing productivity. Simply put, productivity is the efficiency with which resources or “input factors” such as labour and capital, are converted into output… Read more »

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    Occupational Safety and Health Resource Guide

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    Introduction Occupational health is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as “the aspects of health and safety in the workplace, with a strong focus in the primary prevention of hazards”. Occupational safety and health (OSH) deals with the protection of the safety, health and well-being of employees in the workplace, as well as the… Read more »

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    Psychology

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    Introduction [Image] [online] taken from Charley Parker (2006, May 7). On the couch: cartoons from The New Yorker. Retrieved on March 27, 2017 from: http://linesandcolors.com/2006/05/07/on-the-couch-cartoons-from-the-new-yorker/ This resource guide provides a broad overview of psychology and lists library materials and online resources that can help you to understand more about the subject. Psychology originates from the Greek word pschye,… Read more »

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    Introduction to Military Science

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    Introduction The field of military science covers the theory and practice of maintaining and improving a military force and its competitive edge in peace and during war. The field involves multi-disciplinary subjects like politics, economics, psychology, social science, science and technology. This resource guide will focus on strategy and technology used, research and development, within the… Read more »

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    Air Pollution

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    Introduction Air pollution is the accumulation in the atmosphere of substances that in sufficient concentrations, degrade ecosystems and endanger human health. Most air pollution is caused by human activities, but certain natural processes such as a forest fire can pollute the air. Pollutants and Sources  The following substances are common air pollutants: Carbon monoxide, an… Read more »