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Lab Safety Virtual Library

A one-stop-shop of Lab Safety resources found in the Library and online. Keep yourself safe by accessing books, databases, e-journals, websites, short YouTube videos & more which cover Lab Safety.

Safety at Macquarie

This Guide, a collaboration between the Faculty of Science Work Health & Safety (WH&S) and the Library, will direct you to a wide range of sources available on lab safety, held by the Library or on reputable websites.

Specific lab safety information is not provided here. Instead reference should be made to guidelines, policies and procedures provided by your Department.

Databases covering Lab Safety

Keeping Current Alerts

Keep up to date with research in your field by setting up a database search alert.

Citation alerts notifiy you by e-mail whenever a document or author has been cited by a new article.

Many databases offer email alerts for newly published journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers. 

Two main types of journal alerts are:

  • TOC (Table of Contents) service sends you an alert with the TOC when a new issue is published.
  • Search alerts allow you to save your search terms and sends an alert when any new article matches your terms. 

You usually need to create an account  for the database or website where you access the journal to create the alert. Most library databases provide alert services. Check database help pages for more information.

Most publishers and book sellers provide notification and recommendation services for their products and you can sign up for alerts.

The library also provides alerts for new books that have been added to the collection, which is available by RSS feed.

These sites provide information about upcoming conferences and events.

Also check relevant professional association websites for upcoming events, as these organisations often run conferences and workshops.

Research Librarians - Faculty of Science & Engineering

John Elias ( Lea Dawson ( Raymond A'Court (

We are your Research Librarians for the Faculty of Science & Engineering.

Please email us with your query. If you include both of us in the one email the first available librarian will get back to you.

Research Journals for Science Safety

Lab Manager