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ProQuest: Traces the development and growth of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century through to the Victorian 'age of periodicals' and beyond. On completion this unique digital archive will consist of almost 500 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s, comprising six million keyword-searchable pages and forming an unrivalled record of more than two centuries of British history and culture. British Periodicals Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the UMI microfilm collection Early British Periodicals, the equivalent of 5,238 printed volumes containing approximately 3.1 million pages. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences. British Periodicals Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the UMI microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles, amounting to almost 3 million pages. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries. A mobile interface is available for this database at: http://m.search.proquest.com
John Furphy Pty Ltd: Contains detailed descriptions, price ranges, and colour photographs of thousands of items from Australia and New Zealand. The online database includes the last five years of items from the ceased printed publications Carter's price guide to antiques in Australasia and Carter's everything vintage (which covered post 1950s items, including vintage, collectables retro and 20th century design). Items are added at least annually to keep the database current.
Gale Cengage Learning: Contains nearly 90 years of research, expert analysis and commentary, subject indexed briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers and monographs from the archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Provides full text access to the leading academic journal International Affairs and the magazine The World Today. Additionally, the archive offers unique access to thousands of hours of audio recordings of Chatham House lectures, and their fully searchable transcripts. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
China National Knowledge Infrastructure: This resource indexes thousands of research level Chinese language periodicals published in the People's Republic of China. Areas covered include economics, politics, law, humanities, engineering science, agriculture, medicine, and electronics. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Beijing Superstar Information Technology: Chinamaxx E-books database covers a variety of subject areas in Social Sciences and Humanities on China Studies. Contains over 780,000 Chinese titles. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Sydney University Press: Provides on demand access to full text classic Australian works that are out-of-print but mostly still in copyright. These works are considered important as a record and reflection of Australian life and perspectives, but have disappeared from traditional publication.
School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne: Colonial Australian Popular Fiction is an online bibliography and digital archive that gathers together for the first time a wide range of vibrant colonial writing that has previously been difficult to access. It makes available a wide selection of popular colonial publications, many of which are now rare and out of print. Texts are imaged and presented in their original format, including covers where available.
: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cares for war cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 153 countries. The casualty database provides personal and service details and places of commemoration for the 1.7 million members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First or Second World Wars. The exact location, by cemetery plot or memorial panel, where any given name is commemorated, is provided. A record of some 60,000 civilian casualties of the Second World War is provided without details of burial location.
: Connected Histories provides an integrated search facility for interrogating a number of major online resources in early modern and 19th-century British history. The single federated search allows searching of names, places and dates, as well as the ability to save, connect and share resources within a personal workspace. Sister site to Manuscripts Online Written Culture 1000 - 1500, also available on eResources.
: Culture Victoria aims to deliver access to Victorian cultural collections. It allows users to search across the websites and databases of Victorian collecting organisations and provides information on over 700 places in Victoria that hold publicly accessible collections.
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.
A guide to the collections of Federation-related material held by the National Library of Australia and elsewhere