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: The official histories have been commissioned by the Australian government as the record of Australias involvement in particular conflicts. They are the first published account of Australias involvement in war and are an invaluable resource for researchers at all levels, providing a comprehensive, authoritative and accessible account of the Australian experience of war. Only the First and Second World War official histories are available in digital format.
This dictionary is home to words known as Playground Slang. It began simply as a collection of slang children used in school to describe their world. Over time the collection has expanded to carry nearly 3,000 terms including colloquialisms and idioms etc.
: 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War is an English-language virtual reference work on the First World War. The multi-perspective, open-access knowledge base is the result of an international collaborative project involving more than 1,000 authors, editors, and partners from over fifty countries. More than 1,000 articles will be gradually published on the 6 themes of Pre War, Violence, Power, Media, Home Front, Post War.
Oxford University Press, OUP: The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through millions of quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Oxford University Press, OUP: Grove Music Online, Encyclopedia of Popular Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music are all searchable within Oxford Music Online, a gateway that offers users the ability to access and cross-search Oxford's music references in one location. Content is continually being added and revised. Multimedia links to audio and video recordings are also available. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Oxford University Press, OUP: Oxford Reference Online covers the following subjects in a single cross-searchable resource: language (dictionaries, grammar, abbreviations, proverbs); general reference (quotations, English place names, first names, world encyclopedia); art and architecture; classics; history; literature; military history; mythology and folklore; performing arts; politics and social sciences; religion and philosophy; economics and business; law; biological sciences; computing; earth and environmental sciences; food and drink; medicine; physical sciences and mathematics. Major reference works which are searchable in this collection include: The Australian Oxford Dictionary, The Oxford Companion to Australian History, Oxford Dictionary of Art, Who's Who in the Classical World, Dictionary of Ecology, Dictionary of Computing, Dictionary of British History, Who's Who in the Twentieth Century, Dictionary of World History, Oxford Companion to American Literature, Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, Concise Medical Dictionary, Oxford Companion to Music and Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
National Library of Australia: PANDORA is a growing collection of copies of Australian online publications, established initially by the National Library of Australia in 1996, and now built in collaboration with nine other Australian libraries and other cultural collecting organisations.
Parliament of Australia: The website includes links to Hansard, Bills, committees and publications as well as ParlInfo, the Parliamentary Document Repository. Information about curent and historical parliaments (including links to Australian state and territory parliaments), elections and referendums, publications and key Internet links are available through the Parliamentary Library link.
Gale: This collection contains a large portion of the archives of the British run municipal police force based in Shangai's former International Settlement. The most extensive coverage is provided by the Special Branch dossier files, which date from 1929-1945. Other documents include supporting reports, handbills, translations of Chinese press coverage and clippings from the English Language press. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
: Project Gutenberg produces books in electronic form (etexts) and makes them freely available to the public. The books at this Australian affiliate site of Project Gutenberg are in the public domain in 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/
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
A research guide to the newspaper collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes Australian and overseas printed, online and digitised newspapers.
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 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.
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.
A guide to Australian Indigenous language material held in the Manuscript collections of the National Library of Australia. Arranged by State and Territory and then alphabetically by language group. Descriptive information relating to the various manuscript collections containing language material is included.
A guide to researching Australian literature at the National Library of Australia. Includes references to print publications held at the Library and selected websites.