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Weather Words

"Weather forecasts and warnings have to compress a lot of information into standardised, brief messages. Forecast and warning weather terms represent the more detailed definitions provided here. Forecasts and warnings have to accommodate variations across the time range, and often large areas, that they apply to. It is important to understand the use of duration and distribution terms, especially for elements like showers and thunderstorms, when considering the impact for a specific location or time."

Australian Emergency Management Glossary

"The aim of the Glossary is to provide a list of emergency management terms and definitions. Terms included are those likely to be encountered by emergency management workers. The types of organisations that would find the Glossary of value include: local governments; State and Commonwealth government departments; professional groups; processing, storage and transport industries; other large private sector organisations; hospitals, educational institutions, etc; and community organisations. (...) Confusion in emergency management often arises from a misunderstanding over words

Australian Soil Classification

"Welcome to the Revised Edition of the Australian Soil Classification. The information provided here is intended as an on-line facility for all interested parties to assist with soil classification work. It is recommended, however, if any extended work is to be undertaken, that obtaining the book would be beneficial as it is convenient to use in the field where most soil description and classification takes place."

"Welcome to the Revised Edition of the Australian Soil Classification. The information provided here is intended as an on-line facility for all interested parties to assist with soil classification work. It is recommended, however, if any extended work is to be undertaken, that obtaining the book would be beneficial as it is convenient to use in the field where most soil description and classification takes place."

Australian Transport Index Thesaurus

"Keywords in this Thesaurus are referred to as preferred terms. Preferred terms are used in indexing the Australian Transport Index (ATRI) and are shown in bold type. Non-preferred terms are not used for indexing and are shown in italics; their role in the Thesaurus is to lead to the preferred term. Terms in the Thesaurus are listed in a single alphabetical sequence and appear in word-by-word order, so that 'Access road' appears before 'Accessibility'. This Thesaurus is designed to assist Australian researchers to access Australian and overseas literature on land transport.

"Keywords in this Thesaurus are referred to as preferred terms. Preferred terms are used in indexing the Australian Transport Index (ATRI) and are shown in bold type. Non-preferred terms are not used for indexing and are shown in italics; their role in the Thesaurus is to lead to the preferred term. Terms in the Thesaurus are listed in a single alphabetical sequence and appear in word-by-word order, so that 'Access road' appears before 'Accessibility'. This Thesaurus is designed to assist Australian researchers to access Australian and overseas literature on land transport.

Australian Emergency Management Terms Thesaurus

"The thesaurus includes preferred terms, non-preferred terms, related terms and scope notes where available. The Australian Emergency Management Terms Thesaurus provides a list of terms commonly used across the emergency management sector. The thesaurus includes terms likely to be used by the sector, but not those relating to specific areas of particular emergency services."

Family Thesaurus

"Family Thesaurus is arranged in an alphabetical sequence showing the hierarchical relationship of each main term to other terms. Non-used terms or cross-references are listed to guide users to the preferred terms. Main terms are shown in bold and non-used terms in a lighter typeface. The Thesaurus facilitates post-coordinated indexing, whereby complex subjects are represented by several different headings, rather than one single heading. Post-coordinated systems rely on the use of boolean operators - such as and, or, not - to combine the separate headings for searching.

Schools Online Thesaurus

"The Schools Online Thesaurus (ScOT) provides a controlled vocabulary of terms used in Australian and New Zealand schools. It encompasses all subject areas as well as terms describing educational and administrative processes. The thesaurus links non-preferred terms to curriculum terms. It also relates terms in a browsable structure. These features make ScOT an ideal vocabulary to integrate into search mechanisms of learning management systems."

SCIS Subject Headings

"Includes subject headings specific to Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. Free 5 day trial, customers pay an annual subscription fee. SCIS Subject Headings is a comprehensive controlled vocabulary developed specifically to provide subject access in library catalogues in Australian and New Zealand schools. Both SCIS Subject Headings and Schools Online Thesaurus terms are used by SCIS Cataloguing Agencies when selecting or devising appropriate subject access for resources added to the SCIS database.

Australian Thesaurus of Education Descriptors

"The Australian Thesaurus of Education Descriptors (ATED) is the definitive reference on Australian terminology in the area of education. It reflects terminology used to describe research and practice in Australian education. ATED is used to index the Australian Education Index, Education Research Theses and the ACER library catalogue and can also be used to consult these databases. The Thesaurus can be used to index documents, whether in print or electronic and also to index web sites. It can also be used to organise reading lists and bibliographies."

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