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Informit: The literary magazine is an important part of Australia's literary and cultural heritage. Small publications have proved an important means for both emerging and established writers to develop their craft and to engage with central ideas and debates about Australian literary, social and cultural life. This collection is a rich source of fiction, poetry, cultural politics and ideas. It includes key journals such as Meanjin, Quadrant, Island, Wet Ink, Griffith Review and Southerly.
RISM: Online database of over 700,000 mainly manuscript music sources, comprising the works of over 25,000 composers. The manuscripts date from after 1600 and are preserved in the libraries and archives of 32 countries. Data has come from the RISM (Repertoire International des Sources Musciales) publication Series A/II: Music manuscripts after 1600, previously available in print and CDRom formats.
Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford: ILEJ, the 'Internet Library of Early Journals' was a joint project by the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford, conducted under the auspices of the eLib (Electronic Libraries) Programme. It aimed to digitise substantial runs of 18th and 19th century journals, and make these images available on the Internet, together with their associated bibliographic data. The project finished in 1999, and no additional material will be added.
: An annotated collection of high quality Internet resources, contributed by volunteers and librarians. Websites and resources are selected to maintain a broadly representative collection of websites for information, reference and research. The site is constantly updated.
Heritage Council of Ireland: The Irish Archives Resource enables researchers/users to search for publicly accessible archival collections that are located in Ireland. It contains contains web links from each descriptive entry to repository home pages, detailed item level finding aids, databases, or digital objects.
Royal Irish Academy: Irish History Online is an authoritative listing of what has been written about Irish history from earliest times to the present. It lists writings on Irish history published since the 1930s, with selected material published in earlier decades. It includes bibliographic information on books and pamphlets, articles from journals published in Ireland or internationally, and chapters from books of essays, including Festschriften and conference proceedings.
Information on the Australian Honours System, and a database giving names of recipients of Australian and Imperial awards.
JSTOR: A continually expanding multi-disciplinary archive of scholarly material in the social sciences and humanities and the sciences. It includes the archives of over 1,000 journals, monographs, newspapers and selected conference proceedings. Access is provided to the complete scanned image of the item. Journals are available from volume 1, issue 1, although the most recently published journal issues are not available on JSTOR. The National Library subscribes to the Arts & Sciences Collections Parts I - X, the Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets collection and the Ireland collection. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
: A childrens literature and book review site that supports and features authors, illustrators and publishers Australia wide and internationally. Includes news, reviews, interviews, articles, guest posts, events, specialist literacy articles and much more.
Koori Mail: Online version of the Koori Mail, a national fortnightly newspaper published in Lismore, NSW, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The first issue was 23 May 1991. It reports on people, issues and events that affect indigenous peoplesfrom all over Australia - from an indigenous perspective. An Index to the Koori Mail is also available on the Australian Indigenous Index website produced by the State Library of New South Wales.
These are selected sites for researching Australian history on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They lead to a diverse range of information on Australian history resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.
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/
A guide to the printed resources relating to Australian history at the National Library. In addition to the works mentioned here the Library holds a large range of primary and secondary resources on this topic.
A guide to researching Australian literature at the National Library. Includes references to print publications held at the Library and selected websites.
A guide to looking for for book reviews at the National Library. Contains reference to print resources held by the Library only.
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
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,
A research guide to the newspaper collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes Australian and overseas printed, online and digitised newspapers.
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.