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1. Onsite(CDROM)Index to the Historical Records of Australia

Elizabeth Hook: Provides an index to the complete set of Historical Records of Australia (as at January 2004). The series are: Governors' despatches to and from England 1788-1848, Despatches and papers relating to the settlement of the states, Legal papers 1786-1827, Resumed series III. The complete published set of this series is available in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection at the National Library at RF 994 HIS. ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE NEWSPAPER MICROFORMS READING ROOM ON JUKE BOX PC.

2. LicencedAcademic Search Complete

EBSCO Publishing: Academic Search Complete is an academic collection of full text peer-reviewed journals. It contains over 9,000 journals in full text, with more than 7,900 being peer reviewed. PDF back files dating to 1975 or earlier are provided for more than 100 journals. A broad range of subject areas are covered including including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, and religion & theology. Also contains links to other Ebsco databases: Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Health Source Nursing/Academic, Australia New Zealand Reference Centre, and Consumer Health Complete. These databases are updated daily. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

3. OnsiteA Chronology of Australian Historic & Current Events - AUSCHRON

RMIT Publishing: A chronology of significant events in Australian history with emphasis on current happenings; it covers all topics from politics and law to the arts and sport.

4. FreeACT Memorial

ACT Government: The ACT Memorial honours men and women who have an association with the ACT and who served in conflicts, peacekeeping missions and related service throughout the world, some of whom paid the supreme sacrifice. The Memorial has two parts: the physical Memorial, located opposite Civic Square on London Circuit; and this web site, containing a database of names and information about the people honoured by the Memorial. The website contains a database of people associated with the ACT who are eligible for the Roll of Honour and Commemorative Roll of the Australian War Memorial. It includes those who died during or as a result of war, warlike operations, peace-keeping missions, as the result of military service, or on humanitarian missions.

5. FreeAIATSIS Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

AIATSIS: The Institute seeks to provide understanding of Australian Indigenous cultures, past and present through undertaking and publishing research, and providing access to print and audiovisual collections. It undertakes research in indigenous health and wellbeing, education, history and cultural transmission, language, arts and cultural expression as well as native title and traditional ownership. Access to collections is provided through Mura, the Institute's online catalogue.

6. FreeArchiveGrid

OCLC: ArchiveGrid includes over three million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. Over 1,000 different archival institutions are represented, providing access to primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies.

7. FreeArchive of the Royal Society

Royal Society Publishing: The Royal Society is the world's oldest scientific publisher and its archive is the most comprehensive in science. Its journal archive, comprising more than 69,000 articles and dating back to 1665 is available online and all articles more than 70 years old are permanently free to access. Titles covered include the following: Biographical Memoirs, Biology Letters, Interface, Interface Focus, Notes and Records, Open Biology, Proceedings, Proceedings A, Proceedings B, Philosophical Transactions, Philosophical Transactions A, Philosophical Transactions B.

8. FreeArchives Portal Europe

European Commission: The Archives Portal Europe provides access to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent.

9. FreeArrowsmith's Australian maps

eScholarship Research Centre, University of Melbourne: Digital copies of maps relating to Australia found in John Arrowsmith's London Atlas, which through successive editions, had a life of 24 years, from 1834 until 1858. Also includes references to the appearance of these maps in publications other than the atlas and as part of Arrowsmith's map stock available for individual purchase.

10. FreeArt History Resources on the Web

An extensive collection of both imagery and scholarship, this gateway covers art history from the prehistoric to the 20th century. It also has links to research resources, art departments, museums and galleries.

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Our subject guides

"Mura Gadi : a guide to manuscript, pictorial and oral history materials relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the National Library of Australia"

Mura Gadi is an online guide to significant manuscripts, pictures and oral histories in the National Library of Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples prior to 2003. Although it does not list the many books, periodicals and other publications in the Library relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, these materials can be found using the Library's online catalogue at http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/

"Australian literature; Research Guide"

A guide to researching Australian literature at the National Library. Includes references to print publications held at the Library and selected websites.

"Ebooks: a guide to finding ebooks at the National Library of Australia"

Provides information on how to access ebooks in various formats at the National Library of Australia. Includes information on National Library ebooks, subscription collections and the Ebsco ebook service

"Newspapers Research Guide"

A research guide to the newspaper collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes Australian and overseas printed, online and digitised newspapers.

"Australian Joint Copying Project"

The Australian Joint Copying Project or AJCP is a collection of historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984. The material has been drawn from records held in the United Kingdom and microfilmed. This guide contains descriptions of the contents of the AJCP handbooks, the material contained in the AJCP,and the related microfilm reel/s,

"Indian emigration passes to Fiji 1879-1919"

A description of the microfilm collection held at the National Library of Australia containing the records of those Indians who went to Fiji as indentured labourers.

"First World War"

The National Library of Australia has extensive holdings of material concerning Australia's involvement in the First World War. These cover all formats, including printed works, newspapers, manuscripts, pictorial, oral history, realia and online materials. This guide aims to introduce researchers to key collections and items, as well as advise of where related material may be found that is not held by the National Library.