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: The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of Americas libraries, archives and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items, photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images and more, from libraries, archives and museums from around the United States. Users can browse and search the collection by timeline, format, map and topic. They can save items to customized lists and share their lists with users. They can also view digital exhibitions curated by the DPLA's content partners and staff.
: The Illustrated London News Historical Archive provides complete access to every issue of this illustrated newspaper for a period of 160 years. The contents are fully searchable, and users can browse individual issues, including specials and supplements. Over the course of its history the newspaper reported on all the great events of the day, including wars, royalty, social events, science and exploration. Its distinguished contributors included Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens and Agatha Christie. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Thomson Gale: The Making of the Modern World : The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature (Part 1: 1450-1850 and Part II: 1851-1914) is the most comprehensive collection in existence for the study of early economic, political, business, and social history, and for researching the literature of economics from this period. The Making of the Modern World digital collection presents more than 62,400 titles from the period 1450-1914. It focuses on economics interpreted in the widest sense, including political science, history, sociology, and special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing. Available for document delivery to Ausralian libraries.
State Library of South Australia: This index contains many thousands of references to South Australian newspaper and magazine stories for the years 1837 to 1937. It also includes extensive selected text from the indexed publications, other primary and secondary sources and numerous extracts from Mr Manning's own writings. Notable publications (selectively) indexed include Adelaide Times, Advertiser, Chronicle, The Critic, Express & Telegraph, Frearson's Weekly, The Herald, Illustrated Adelaide Post, The Irish Harp, The Lantern, The Mail, The News, Observer, Register, SA Gazette & Mining Journal, and Southern Australian. The index is divided into the four folders: South Australia - includes coverage of a number of state level topics; Adelaide - includes a number of topics which predominately relate to the city and the metropolitan area as a whole; Port Adelaide; and Place Names of South Australia - an alphabetical list of South Australian place names (including suburbs of Adelaide). Biographical references are generally located on pages dealing with the place or activity with which a person is most associated. For example, several references to aviator Jimmy Melrose can be found in the entry for Melrose Park. Many Place Name pages have a list of obituaries of notable residents - generally at the bottom of the page or part of page dealing with the place.
Magpies Magazine Pty Ltd: The Source is a searchable bibliographic database to children's literature by subject from around the world with an emphasis on Australian and New Zealand books. It includes references to both out of print and current material. It is the work of Kerry White, a significant contributor to the study of Australian children's literature. It includes contributions from Magpies Magazine and others.
Gale Group: Commenced in 1822, providing analysis and commentary on the weeks news and society at large. Early issues contained colourful information on murders, mysteries, theatre, sport and politics. Despite similarities in name, it was an entirely separate paper from The Times until 1967 when they came under common ownership of Times Newspapers Ltd. Today it remains editorially independent from The Times with its own remit and perspective on events. The National Library also provides access to The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Group: The Times Digital Archive has millions of articles from the London Times. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault. The National Library also provides access to The Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2006.
J. Paul Getty Trust: ULAN is a structured vocabulary that contains thousands of names and other information about artists. The coverage is from antiquity to the present, and the geographic scope is global. The scope includes any identified individual or corporate body (ie a group of people working together) involved in the design or creation of art and architecture.
UNESCO: The Atlas lists about 2,500 languages considered to be endangered. For each language, the Atlas provides its name, degree of endangerment, the country or countries where it is spoken, numbers of speakers, relevant policies and projects, sources, ISO codes and geographic coordinates.
War Graves Photographic Project: The War Graves Photographic Project aims to photograph the war graves of all nationalities in all military conflicts and to make these available through a searchable database. The site is free to search and view information, including a picture of the grave; photographs of individual graves may be purchased. The site is a joint venture with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, assisted by the Office of Australian War Graves, Canadian Veterans Affairs and the New Zealand Ministry of Heritage and Culture.
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